A Garden Hill First Nation youth who pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder of 11-year-old Teresa Robinson received the maximum sentence allowed under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
The youth, who was 15 at the time and cannot be named under the act, was sentenced to six years in prison, minus two years for time already served. He will be under court supervision for another four years.
Crown prosecutor Chris Vanderhooft said lawyers for the defence and the Crown arrived at the joint sentencing recommendation, calling it a “true plea bargain.” Judge Chris Martin accepted the sentence.
Robinson’s body was found in a wooded area of Garden Hill First Nation on May 11, 2015, after a massive search. She went missing following a children’s birthday party on May 5.
The condition of her body led investigators to originally think she had been killed by wild animals.
Garden Hill First Nation is a remote fly-in community about 475 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.
Published at Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:09:35 -0500