Boy, 15, pleads guilty in death of 11-year-old girl

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

A Man­i­toba teen has pleaded guilty to first-de­gree mur­der in the killing of an 11-year-old girl on a north­ern Man­i­toba First Nation. Teresa Robin­son’s re­mains were found on the Gar­den Hill First Nation, a fly-in com­mu­nity about 500 kilo­me­tres north­east of Win­nipeg, in 2015. It was ini­tially be­lieved that the girl was killed by a bear. A 15-year-old boy was charged last year af­ter RCMP took the un­usual step of ask­ing about 2,000 males be­tween the ages of 15 and 66 on the re­serve to vol­un­teer sam­ples of their DNA. The boy, who can’t be named un­der pro­vi­sions of the Youth Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Act, is a mem­ber of the First Nation. He is to be sen­tenced in Fe­bru­ary.

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