Facebook selfie helps Canadian Police to crack a murder case

Facebook selfie helps Canadian Police to crack a murder case

A series of tips later led police to a witness who said Antoine had admitted arguing with Gargol and choking her.

Gargol was found near a landfill site in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, after being strangled to death, with the belt used to kill her lying close to the body.

Ottawa/Canada: January 18: A Canadian woman has been convicted of killing her friend after the police found evidence of murder from a selfie.

"It's quite remarkable how the police developed this information", prosecutor Robin Ritter told CBC.

To cover up suspicion, Antoine posted on Gargol's Facebook page the following morning - "Where are you?" They believe she used it to strangle her friend.

Police were then able to use more Facebook posts to develop a timeline of Antoine and Gargol's movements on the night of Gargol's death.

This photo of Cheyenne Antoine (left) and Brittney Gargol (right) discovered by police showed Antoine's belt to be the same as the one found at the murder scene.

In a statement from Gargol's family after charges were laid last year, they said their "prayers have been answered" have a "difficult two-year period".


Antoine pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Antoine made confessions to a friend that she hit and strangled Gargol during a heated argument after consuming alcohol and marijuana.

She was sentenced to seven years behind bars on Monday after a joint submission request from the Crown and defence.

She later apologised in a statement through her lawyer, said the BBC. She showed up at her friend's house, and hysterically confessed to how she had hurt her friend.

"I'll never forgive myself". She died of strangulation, according to CBC News.

"I am very, very sorry.It shouldn't have ever happened".

Before Antoine was condemned, Gargol's close relative gave a casualty affect explanation to the court.

She was five years old at the time of the killing.

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