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Teen indicted in Lincoln-Sudbury slaying

Posted by Martin Finucane March 1, 2007 06:40 PM


The Lincoln-Sudbury High School sophomore accused of fatally stabbing a fellow student in January has been indicted on charges of first degree murder, the Middlesex District Attorney's office said today.

John Odgren, 16, of Princeton, is scheduled to be arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court on Tuesday, when prosecutors plan to provide more details about the attack, said Corey Welford, spokesman for District Attorney Gerry T. Leone Jr.

In a prepared statement, the district attorney's office described the attack as "planned" and "unprovoked." Welford declined to more specific.

Odgren is accused of coming to the high school on Jan. 19 with a knife and attacking James Alenson, 15, in a boys bathroom. Alenson was found lying on his stomach and pronounced dead at Emerson Hospital.

-- Maria Cramer

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