Published: Thu, January 18, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Mysterious Murder Case Solved, Thanks To Killer's Facebook Selfie

Mysterious Murder Case Solved, Thanks To Killer's Facebook Selfie

Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 18 years old at the time, was convicted of killing 18-year-old Brittney Gargol in 2015 and dumping her body on a road south of Saskatoon.

They utilized Facebook posts to help build up the developments of the combine that night.

After the evidence emerged, Antoine admitted to killing Gargol, though she says she doesn't remember it.

During the trial, crown prosecutor Robin Ritter told the court it was "quite remarkable how the police developed this information".

A selfie Antoine had posted on Facebook hours earlier showed her wearing the same belt, making her a suspect in the crime. "Hope you made it home safe" on Brittney's Facebook page the morning after her death, which police soon realised was an attempt at diverting attention away from herself.

Antoine had tried to foil police investigations with a Facebook post asking where Gargol was hours after her death. Antoine's belt was found near her body.

At her court appearance Monday, Antoine's lawyer, Lisa Watson, said her client suffered through sexual, emotional and physical abuse as she grew up in foster care, CTV reported.

Antoine, who was initially charged with second-degree murder was sentenced to seven years for manslaughter.

Cheyenne has now taken responsibility for Britney's death-although she says she does not remember killing her-and plead guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter. This is just a tragic situation where drug and alcohol use exploded.

Ultimately, she told a friend she killed Gargol after getting into an fight. She "has issues...and because of those issues she is unsafe", the CBC reported. "I am very, very sorry", she said.

Before Antoine was sentenced, Gargol's aunt gave a victim impact statement to the court.

Kristi Wickenhauser, Gargol's stepmother, said her young daughter, Gargol's sister, feels guilty if a day goes by that she doesn't think of Brittney.

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