Laura Szendrei, a 15-year-old high school student from Delta, B.C., Canada, was beaten viciously in a wooded park area on a weekend in Sept. 2010. Her assault was so severe that she died the next day on Sept. 26, 2010 in a local hospital, surrounded by her family.
On Oct. 18, the teen boy that assaulted Laura Szendrei, was sentenced as an adult to life in prison.
Lawyers have been arguing, in court, off and on for months, whether the man should be sentenced as an adult because he was just days short of his 18th birthday when he killed Szendrei as she walked through Mackie Park in Delta, B.C., on her way to meet friends. ~ CBC News
The judge overseeing the case defended his decision yesterday to sentence the unidentified teen killer as an adult by pointing out that the defendant “was adequately socialized, possesses above average intelligence and had sexually assaulted three women prior to murdering Szendrei.”
The judge also pointed out that shortly after the teen murdered Laura, he “went on a Mexican vacation where he attempted to smear fish blood all over the clothes he wore during the murder while on a fishing excursion.”
Sentencing the teen killer as an adult equates to life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 7 years, a sentence that brought cheers and applause from Laura’s family and friends packing the courtroom.
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