Facebook selfie helps convict killer who strangled her best friend

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A selfie helped convict a killer who strangled her best friend to death – because it shows her wearing the belt she used in the deadly attack.

Brittney Gargol, 18, was strangled to death by her best friend, Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada in back in March 2015.

Cheyenne has now been found guilty of manslaughter thanks to the picture of the pair together. Brittney’s body was found dumped by a road south of Saskatoon on March 25, 2015, with a belt discovered nearby.

A photo of Brittney and Cheyenne had been posted to Facebook six hour before the body was discovered. The photo shows Cheyenne wearing a belt that matched the one found near the body, The Star Phoenix reports. Cheyenne also posted on Brittney’s Facebook, writing ‘Where are you? Haven’t heard from you. Hope you made it home safe,’ in an alleged attempt to cover her tracks.

Cheyenne initially told police that the pair had been out drinking the day before Brittney’s death but that she had gone home with an unknown man at the end of the night and did not know what had happened to her friend.

However, police later received a tip-off that Cheyenne had made a drunken confession to the killing, CBC reports. Cheyenne later admitted to the court that herself and Brittney had gotten into an argument, but that she does not remember killing her.

She pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to seven years in prison on Monday. In a statement released through her legal representative, Cheyenne said: ‘I will never forgive myself. Nothing I say or do will ever bring her back. I am very, very sorry…It shouldn’t have ever happened.’

 

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