Mastermind in Stefanie Rengel's murder wants conviction tossed

Melissa Todorovic convicted March 20, 2009, in the New Year's Day 2008 stabbing of Stefanie Rengel.

Melissa Todorovic convicted March 20, 2009, in the New Year's Day 2008 stabbing of Stefanie Rengel.

Michele Mandel, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:39 AM ET

TORONTO - The jealous young mastermind behind her boyfriend’s vicious murder of teen Stefanie Rengel wants her conviction overturned and her adult sentence thrown out.

As it is, Melissa Todorovic is eligible for parole in just 13 months for ordering the 2008 stabbing of her 14-year-old “rival.” But that’s still not soon enough for her.

Todorovic, ever the manipulator, will ask the Ontario Court of Appeal Wednesday to believe she was just joking when she bombarded David Bagshaw with hundreds of texts urging him to kill his former flame or there would be no more sex between them.

Her lawyer will argue that she wasn’t really “the puppet master” at all, that her messages were misinterpreted and taken out of context.

A jury, however, found otherwise on March 20, 2009.


Stefanie Rengel, 14, was brutally stabbed to death outside her home New Year's Day 2008.


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