Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sentencing Hearing Begins for Killing of 16-Year-Old Saskatchewan Girl

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sentencing Hearing Begins for Killing of 16-Year-Old Saskatchewan Girl

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Sentencing begins for teen girl's killer

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REGINA - A police officer has testified that bloodied clothes, samurai swords, knives, pellet guns and a baseball bat with nails embedded in the end were all found in the bedroom of a teenager who pleaded guilty to killing a 16-year-old girl.

The sentencing hearing for the 19-year-old youth, who admitted to first-degree murder, began Monday in Regina.

The boy was 16 at the time of the killing but the Crown is arguing he should be sentenced as an adult.

Hannah Leflar was found stabbed to death in her home on Jan. 12, 2015.

Const. Garth Fleece of the Regina Police Service identification unit told court about the documentation of evidence from the accused teen's home as well as the home where Leflar's body was found by her stepfather.

The hearing was then set over until Friday after a witness scheduled for Monday told the Crown about undisclosed social media conversations. …

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