A Connecticut man convicted of killing a classmate who rejected his prom invitation is suing corrections officials, claiming they’ve turned a deaf ear to complaints about his medical care while locked up.
Christopher Plaskon, who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the April 2014 slaying of 16-year-old Maren Sanchez, is seeking $300,000 in damages for multiple claims of deliberate indifference from prison officials to his severe stomach ailments that began in November 2018, the Hartford Courant reported.
Plaskon’s handwritten 23-page lawsuit names the Connecticut Department of Corrections, the warden at McDougall-Walker Correctional Facility and its medical staffers as defendants.
The Jan. 8 filing alleges the convicted killer, now 23, has struggled to get treatment for severe stomach and abdominal pain while incarcerated, leading to “significant weight loss” and insomnia — as well as marked decreases in his appetite, strength and physical endurance, the newspaper reported.
Relatives of Plaskon — who stabbed Sanchez on prom day as they