Teen girl sen­tenced as youth for fa­tal beat­ing of In­dige­nous woman

The Western Star - - CANADA -

WIN­NIPEG — A Man­i­toba teenage girl who took part in the beat­ing of an In­dige­nous woman that was filmed and shared on­line has been given the max­i­mum youth sen­tence for man­slaugh­ter. The girl, who was 16 at the time of the at­tack, has been sen­tenced to two years in cus­tody and one year of com­mu­nity su­per­vi­sion.

She pleaded guilty ear­lier this year to the April 2017 death of Ser­ena McKay on the Sag­keeng First Na­tion. McKay was beaten and left out­doors to die by two teens after a house party, and videos of the at­tack sur­faced on so­cial me­dia.

The Crown had asked for an adult sen­tence of seven years, but Pro­vin­cial court Judge Lindy Choy re­jected that re­quest.

Her co-accused pleaded guilty to sec­ond-de­gree murder and was sen­tenced in June to three years in jail as a youth.

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