Friends of Maren Sanchez honor stabbing victim by crowning her prom queen

As for the suspect, his lawyers expect he will eventually be charged as an adult. 2014 CBS Interactive Inc. A memorial service is planned for tonight on the school's football field. I didn't really get into any in-depth conversations with him, but just 'Hi,'" said student Brittany Welkes. All Rights Reserved.A 16-year-old high school student could be arraigned as soon as Monday in a Connecticut courtroom after being accused of stabbing a fellow classmate, Maren Sanchez, to death after Sanchez turned down his invitation to the prom.The teenage suspect, whom CBS News is not identifying, was taken into custody. According to his attorney, he is undergoing a medical evaluation.The junior prom at Jonathan Law High School was postponed, but Maren Sanchez's friends put on their gowns and tuxes anyway. She was an honor student, class president and active in sports and theater.Students were surprised the suspect was one of their own.She died of wounds to her neck and torso sustained Friday morning, hours before she was supposed to go to the dance, reports CBS News correspondent Don Dahler.Sanchez was found stabbed early Friday morning inside her school. "He didn't seem like anything to be worried about.""She loved getting involved in stuff and being head of things, and she was good at it," Castro said."Maren should be celebrating at her prom this evening with her friends and classmates. At a nearby beach, they released balloons, held up her prom dress, and crowned the slain 16-year-old as their prom queen.The show will go on in her honor."She was always happy, and it took a lot to get her down, and she was always there for you if you were her friend," said Evelyn Castro, Sanchez's friend. http://www.lovenewyorkdress.com - Newyorkdress - Sanchez was popular. Instead we are mourning her death and we are trying, as a community, to understand this senseless loss of life," said Edward Kovak, the victim's cousin. http://www.lovenewyorkdress.com/prom-dresses_c86.html - newyorkdress prom dresses - . She died of her injuries at a local hospital about half an hour later. http://www.lovenewyorkdress.com/evening-dresses_c91.html - new york evening dresses - Sanchez's name has been painted on a rock at the high school, which remains closed this morning. Sanchez was supposed to take part in a school production of "Little Shop of Horrors" at the end of the week.Friends say Sanchez was looking forward to going to her prom with her boyfriend, which is why she had turned the suspect down."He seemed like a nice guy