Leflar Case: Criminal Law Specialist Describes Unique Youth Sentence
A Regina teenager associated with the stabbing death of Hannah Leflar will be sentenced Tuesday and is being considered for a unique youth sentence.
The now-19-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of 16-year-old Leflar.
19-year-old gets youth sentence for the murder of Hannah Leflar.
Crown calls teen accomplice’s absence of intention in Hannah Leflar murder ‘scary’.
Leflar was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend, Skylar Prockner, in January of 2015. The teenager waiting for sentencing assisted to establish the murder. Prockner pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced as an adult to live in jail without any possibility of parole for 10 years.
His accomplice might also be sentenced as an adult, which would lead to life in jail without any opportunity of parole for at least 7 years. His identity would then become public.
The teenager’s lawyer has asked for a unique youth sentence referred to as IRCS (an extensive rehabilitative custody and guidance program). This would mean an overall of 7 years in custody and a program that is customized more to the wrongdoer than routine youth sentences.
Criminal defense lawyer Brian Pfefferle stated IRCS swimming pools provincial and federal resources to assist culprits to reintegrate into society. He stated transgressors are generally considered based on the severity of the offense or on psychological health needs.
Pfefferle stated few kinds of offenses certify a transgressor for the program consisting of murder, murder, or a repetitive history of major, violent offenses.
” There are substantial program benefits for people and I think that the success rate for the combination for these very major scenarios including distinct culprits– the advantages, I think, has been shown through cases formerly,” Pfefferle stated.
He stated the program enables planners to keep the individual in safety programs for longer. They are typically provided education not readily available to other prisoners.
Judge Lian Schwann will use the pre-sentencing report, the specialized mental evaluation, and an IRCS report to identify if the teenager is a fit.
” The judge is going to need to think about both the time the culprit has currently invested in custody then identify whether youth sentence can meet the needs of the neighborhood and the wrongdoer,” stated Pfefferle.
Pfefferle stated he anticipates the Crown to concentrate on the severity of the offense and the ethical blameworthiness of the wrongdoer.
He stated the defense is most likely to worry the need for rehab and value of reintegration into society.