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Dean Chavez seen with his former team. (ABC7)In 1988, a group of men beat an off-duty Chicago-area cop to death with a baseball bat.

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Christopher Plaskon, 17, third from left, appears in Superior Court in Milford, Conn., on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Plaskon, charged with stabbing a classmate to death in school on their prom day, pleaded not guilty to murder Wednesday as his attorney said he was investigating a possible mental health defense. From left, are attorney Edward Gavin, Plaskon's uncle and guardian Paul Healy, Plaskon and attorney Richard Meehan Jr. (AP Photo/New Haven Register, Arnold Gold, Pool)Lawyers for a Connecticut high school student accused of murdering a female classmate hours before their junior court began talks on Wednesday on whether to amend his plea to not guilty based on insanity or on related grounds. Christopher Plaskon, 17, pleaded not guilty in June to the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Maren Sanchez. At a pretrial hearing at Connecticut Superior Court in Milford on Wednesday, his attorney, Richard Meehan, began discussions with Superior Court Judge Frank Iannotti on which variant of the plea to enter. Plaskon has been charged with stabbing Sanchez in the chest, neck and face with a kitchen knife in a stairwell at Jonathan Law High School on April 25, the day of the school prom.

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The prosecution has rested its case in the murder trial of a suburban Detroit man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed teenager.

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