Search form

Last updated: 3 min 3 sec ago

You are here

Media

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)
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.

MORE FROM Media