Teenaged Killer From La Loche Pleads Guilty

Monday, September 26, 2005 at 14:30



A 17-year-old from La Loche who stabbed a man in the heart in Saskatoon a couple of years ago pleaded guilty to second-degree murder this past Friday.


He has been allowed to return home with his father for the next couple of weeks before he makes his next court appearance on October 7th.


The youth has been living in La Loche with his dad ever since being released on certain court-imposed conditions two years ago.


It remains to be seen what kind of sentence the youth will get, although a Crown prosecutor told court last week that there are a lot of circumstances that are in his favour.


If he’s sentenced as a youth, he could get four years in a youth facility. The maximum sentence for an adult convicted of second degree murder is life in prison, with no chance of parole for at least five years.


The youth stabbed a 25-year-old man on a Saskatoon city street in October 2003 after the victim tried to intervene in a fight.


(with files from the Saskatchewan News Network)