A four year jail sentence has been handed to a 16 year old after admitting to the murder of a woman in Charleswood last year.
The fatal attacked happened inside the 66 year old’s home on May 19, 2015. The young man was later arrested and charged with first degree murder.
On Friday, he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of second degree murder and given the maximum youth sentence of four years in a youth jail. He will also be under supervised probation for three years after serving his jail time.
The victim was a well respected advocate for First Nations issues in northern Manitoba. The teen has been in custody since his arrest in May. He will not get credit for time served.
Neither the teen nor victim can be identified due a publication ban, but the two did know each other.
– With files from Global News Winnipeg