The sentencing hearing for a 19-year-old man, who has pleaded guilty to the January 2015 stabbing death of Hannah Leflar, ended its first week with the Crown wrapping up its case. Before the first week wrapped up though, court heard from a friend of the accused.
On Friday, the girl testified that she had gotten into a Facebook conversation in September 2014 with the boy, who was 16 years old at the time. It was then where he said he wanted to kill Leflar and become a serial killer.
The girl said she thought the boy was joking and played along with it.
She went on to say she didn’t realize the accused was serious in his thinking, and that she wished no harm upon anyone.
The Crown is seeking an adult sentence for the youth. It comes with an automatic life sentence of 25 years with no chance of parole for 10 years.
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Leflar was stabbed to death in her north Regina home in January 2015 by the boy, who at one time, allegedly had a relationship with her, and became distraught after that relationship ended.
A second boy in the case has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and will be sentenced later this year.
The defense will start its case Monday.