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Psychologist who assessed teen convicted in Leflar murder testifies at sentencing hearing
Published Tuesday, September 19, 2017 2:08PM CST
Last Updated Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:16PM CST
A psychologist who assessed one of two teenagers convicted of murdering 16-year-old Hannah Leflar testified at his sentencing hearing Tuesday.
Dr. Danielle DeSorcy said the teen showed signs of depression, ADHD and trauma during her first meeting with him.
DeSorcy described the teen’s home life as quite “unstable,” saying he was used to “fending for himself.” She said the teen is mature for his age.
When asked to evaluate text messages sent by the teen after the murder, DeSorcy said, “My opinion is he is proud.”
DeSorcy testified that she has seen examples of the teen acting differently when surrounded by a different set of peers.
As to the odds of the teen reoffending, DeSorcy said a majority of risk factors are in the “medium-to-low range.”
DeSorcy noted that the teen lied several times during his meetings with her.
A judge will decide whether the teen, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Leflar’s death last year, will be sentenced as an adult or a youth.
In July, the teen’s accomplice, Skylar Prockner, received an adult life sentence with no chance of parole for 10 years. Prockner had pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Leflar, who was found fatally stabbed in her Regina home in January 2015.
CTV Regina’s Dale Hunter was in court for the second day of the two-week sentencing hearing Tuesday: