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Stabbing of Maren Sanchez in Milford Not a ‘School Violence’ Issue, Experts Say

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5/2/2014 9:00 PM
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New Haven Register (May 2) “Stabbing of Maren Sanchez in Milford Not a ‘School Violence’ Issue, Experts Say"

Brian Smith, member of UNH's criminal justice faculty comments on the circumstances surrounding the stabbing death of 16-year old Maren Sanchez by a classmate who had asked her out to the prom. Smith believes the stabbing could be considered a “crime of passion,” and that could be used by the defense in court even though the suspect allegedly brought a kitchen knife to school from home.

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