The issue of whether the teen killer of Hannah Leflar is sorry for his crime was the focus on the second day of his sentencing hearing.
Elizabeth McGrath, a senior psychologist at the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, met four times with the youth while he has been in custody.
Working with young offenders she determines whether a youth would benefit from the Intensive Rehabilitative Custody and Supervision order but ultimately it will be Justice Jennifer Pritchard to decide whether an adult sentence is appropriate.
McGrath’s report documents the teen’s “under-developed emotional social capacity” and his deliberate, inflexible actions.
She states the teen told her, “I think what I did was wrong and I regret it”. The Crown questioned whether he is truly sorry, McGrath admitted the “I think” could be viewed in two ways, that he doesn’t truly think he did something wrong or that it is just an expression and the way he talks.
As well, the teen has threatened suicide if he gets an adult sentence. The Crown asked whether that could be seen as manipulative.
A psychiatrist and the workers from the youth facility where the teen is in custody will also testify.
The teen pleaded guilty to stabbing 16-year-old Hannah Leflar to death in her north Regina home in January 2015.
A second teen pleaded guilty to second-degree murder back in February.