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A sentencing hearing is underway for a Saskatoon teen who pleaded guilty to murdering a six-week-old baby last year.
The infant, Nikosis Jace Cantre, was found injured in his playpen at his family home in Saskatoon on July 3, 2016. He later died in hospital.
The killer, a girl 16-years-old at the time, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in October 2016. She cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Since the infant’s death, his family has been calling for the teen to receive an adult sentence.
According to the family, some of Cantre’s relatives found the girl wandering alone in downtown Saskatoon on July 1, 2016. They then offered the stranger a safe place to stay.
It was later learned the teen had walked out of Kilburn Hall Youth Centre earlier that night, and that Saskatoon police had received a call about the girl from Cantre’s family the day before the infant died.
650 CKOM’s Chris Vandenbreekel is in court for the hearing: