The killer of Keesha Bitternose will spend at least the next 25 years in prison.

Dillon Whitehawk was sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility after 25 years for the January 2000 murder of Bitternose in Regina’s North Central neighbourhood.

She had been stabbed more than 100 times, with a pathologist not able to determine a cause of death.

Whitehawk’s second-degree murder conviction automatically carries a life sentence.

The 28-year-old has a criminal history dating back to 2013, when he was a youth.

Bitternose was Whitehawk’s third murder in a two month span.

He was previously convicted for the 2019 killing of Keenan Toto and Jordan Denton. He was sentenced to life for those murders.