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Youth worker testifies at sentencing hearing for teen convicted in Leflar murder
Hannah Leflar is seen in this undated file photo.
Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:19AM CST
A community youth worker took the stand Wednesday at the sentencing hearing for a teenaged boy convicted in the murder of Hannah Leflar.
Elizabeth Christoffel of the Ministry of Justice met with the teen and staff at the correctional centre where he is being housed.
Christoffel said that while the youth, who is now 19, acknowledges the murder was wrong and genuinely seems to regret what happened, he also seems to minimize his own role in the murder.
As a result, he is not fully engaged in his rehabilitation and treatment, doing the bare-minimum amount of work, she said.
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.