Published: Fri, January 19, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Canadian woman's killer sentenced after posting selfie with key clue

Canadian woman's killer sentenced after posting selfie with key clue

CBC, however, reported that the convict could not remember strangling her friend and killing her.

Lisa Watson, Antoine s lawyer, said it was a "tragic situation where drug and alcohol use exploded".

Antoine pleaded guilty on Monday (Jan 15) to killing Gargol two years ago in the Canadian city of Saskatoon. Gargol was found several hours later, mortally wounded, along the side of a road on the outskirts of Saskatoon near the city landfill.

Antoine was originally charged with second-degree murder.

Crown prosecutor Robin Ritter praised the police work that ultimately led to Antoine's arrest. Police said the belt was used to strangle Gargol. The uncle corroborated the story but later admitted that his niece told him to give that account.

Investigators uncovered digital clues, too. Antoine was wearing the same belt that was discovered near Gargol's body. She also tried to make investigators believe that Brittney had left the bar with a stranger the night of the murder. The photograph is dated from hours before Gargol died. Haven't heard from you.

"[The car] was dirty and it had dust, and you could see on the side of the auto - you could see marks, and the marks were consistent with that black belt", Ritter said.

A belt was found lying next to her body. In the bottom-left corner, Antoine's belt is visible.

'Nothing I say or do will ever bring her back.

What appears more elusive is the motive, which Ritter said may have started over an argument about a cellphone. "I am very, very sorry", she said.

'I will never forgive myself, ' she said. "It's wrong and shouldn't have happened".

When questioned by police, Antoine initially told officers that she and Gargol had gone their separate ways after visiting a bar, when Gargol went home with an unknown man.

Members of Gargol's family also came forward with offer their statements, reported CBC News.

Gargol's father, Everett Hillbom, told the court he was shocked by the death of his young daughter, who was 18 at the time.

"Where are you?" she wrote. "She loved you, she respected you and she trusted you", Wickenhauser said.

Antoine posted "Where are you?" They had held a gun to her head and forcefully made her help both of them to cover it up.

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