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Featured Stories: January 2013 Archives

How Much to Serve?

Blair Rhodes

Posted by Robert Doublett

It was dueling experts in the provincial court on Spring Garden Road this afternoon, as the sentencing of confessed Russian spy Jeffrey Delisle got under way. 

The Crown and defence are trying to determine how much time he should spend in prison. 

CBC's Blair Rhodes was in court for today's hearing and he joined us with the details.

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Skeete Sentencing

Norma Jean MacPhee

Posted by Robert Doublett

This morning Cape Breton teenager, Melvin Skeete was found guilty of second-degree murder for stabbing his girlfriend more than 100 times has been sentenced as an adult to life in prison for the second degree murder of Brittany Green.

Green was first knocked out, then stabbed over 100 times.

The crime happened in December, 2010. Melvin Skeete Jr., who was 16 years old at the time of the incident, was sentenced today in Nova Scotia Youth Court to life in prison with no chance of parole until Dec. 3, 2017.

That will mark seven years since Skeete Jr. killed Brittany Green, a 17-year-old from Glace Bay, on Dec. 3, 2010.

The identities of both parties were previously protected by the Youth Criminal Justice Act, however, Green's family had requested that her name be made public.

Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee joined us with the details.

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