Teen who stabbed girlfriend 104 times gets life sentence

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QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:37 PM ET

A Nova Scotia teenager who stabbed his girlfriend 104 times has been sentenced to life in prison.

Melvin Skeete Jr., now 18, was 16 when he stabbed his girlfriend Brittany Green to death in 2010.

Because Skeete was sentenced as an adult, a publication ban on his name was lifted. Judge Anne Derrick also lifted the publication ban on Green's name.

He was found guilty of second-degree murder in August.

Skeete will eligible for parole in five years, because he's already served two years.

When he left the courtroom after sentencing, Skeete reportedly said "f--k the judge, f--k the police, f--k the system."

During his trial, he said he didn't remember stabbing the girl because he'd been popping prescription pills and doing shots of moonshine that day.

"I am satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that he intended to kill the victim, an intent he formed notwithstanding his intoxicated condition," the judge said.

 


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