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SENTENCING - Second degree murder - Young persons - Adult sentences - Test - Custody and supervision order - Sentencing considerations - Pre-sentence report - Seriousness of offence

Thursday, December 01, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by a young person offender, JFR, from a sentence for second degree murder. The appellant was 17 years of age when she attended a house party with a group of young people that were not invited. A disagreement arose between the appellant’s group and other attendees. Police arrived and the appellant’s group left. Several hours later, at the appellant’s instigation, the groups returned and entered the home through an unlocked door. The appellant, armed with a steak knife, stabbed a young man in the back....