Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(CRIME-Leflar-Murder) (Sask Note)

A packed Regina courtroom erupted in applause after a judge ruled that a man convicted of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death when he was 16 would be sentenced as an adult.

Skylar Prockner, who is now 19, got an automatic life sentence after pleading guilty earlier this year to first-degree murder in the 2015 death of 16-year-old Hannah Leflar.

Court heard the teen hid outside Leflar's home waiting for her to return from school after she had dumped him, then stabbed her with a hunting knife.

The defence had argued against an adult sentence, saying Prockner had no criminal record before the homicide and has mental health issues. (The Canadian Press, CJME)



The parents of an eight-year-old Saskatchewan girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert say their daughter is doing well following her alleged abduction from a playground.

Police say the girl was playing by herself yesterday afternoon in the playground in Prince Albert when a man entered the park.

It's alleged the man was seen talking to the girl, then grabbed her, put her in his car and drove away.

Police say the girl was found a little over an hour after the alert was issued, but gave few details except to say that she was taken to hospital for assessment.

A 19-year-old suspect in the abduction was taken into custody in Prince Albert last night but police say no charges have yet been laid. (The Canadian Press)



R-C-M-P say racist and vulgar graffiti that was found scrawled across several buildings and the welcome sign of a western Manitoba town has been removed.

But Mounties say they are increasing their patrols in Neepawa and investigating the graffiti, which included racist slurs and profane language against the government and the Queen.

Sergeant Mark Morehouse says some of the racist graffiti was aimed against immigrants. …

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