The Facebook ‘selfie’ that solved a Canadian killing

Brittney Gargol (R) with her killer, Cheyenne Antoine, in a photo taken hours before Gargol died. (Facebook)
Updated 18 January 2018
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The Facebook ‘selfie’ that solved a Canadian killing

DUBAI: A Facebook selfie became instrumental in the investigation into the death of a young woman, and lead to a guilty plea and a seven-year prison sentence for her killer, police have said.
Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty earlier this week to killing Brittney Gargol, 18, after police discovered the weapon used in a picture of the pair posted just hours before the incident, Canadian news site CBC reported.
Gargol’s body was found near a landfill in Saskatoon two years ago – she had been strangled to death — the belt was near her body.
Antoine said the friends had been out drinking on the night of her death and got into an argument. Antoine says she doesn’t remember killing her friend
Police, who used Facebook posts to develop a timeline of Antoine and Gargol’s movements on the night of murder, said that aspects of the story Antoine first gave to them did not add up,
Antoine was initially charged with second-degree murder, but she later pleaded guilty to manslaughter.


New Malaysian government repeals law banning ‘fake news’

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New Malaysian government repeals law banning ‘fake news’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Malaysia’s new government has repealed a widely criticized law prohibiting “fake news,” in a move hailed as a landmark moment for human rights by a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers.
The bill was passed in April under former Prime Minister Najib Razak despite concerns that it would be used to silence dissent ahead of a May 9 general election.
Najib’s long-ruling coalition was ousted in the polls, ushering in the country’s first transition of power since independence from Britain in 1957.
After an intense six-hour debate in Parliament and protest by lawmakers in Najib’s party, the law was repealed Thursday with a simple voice vote.