Convicted killer takes blame during hearing for 2nd teen in Hannah Leflar's murder
Teen pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree murder; Crown seeking adult sentence
At the hearing for the second teen involved in the murder of 16-year-old Hannah Leflar, her convicted killer Skylar Prockner said he alone killed the girl.
The hearing for another teen, who pleaded guilty in February to second-degree murder in the death of the Regina high school student, resumed Monday.
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Prockner, 19, was convicted of first-degree murder in July and was sentenced as an adult to life imprisonment with no chance of parole for 10 years.
The Crown is seeking to sentence the second teen as an adult as well. He was 16 at the time of the murder, which took place in Regina on Jan. 12, 2015. Because of his age, he cannot be named.
In court on Monday, Prockner insisted it was him alone who killed Leflar.
I stared straight and told him we were going to take Hannah's life.- Skylar Prockner
The Crown said Prockner's now-19-year-old co-accused was involved in the plan, its execution and the getaway, but not the actual stabbing.
The teen's defence lawyer has said he was present in the house at the time of Leflar's death but was not part of the plan to murder her.
Prockner was shackled at the wrists and ankles when he spoke. He said he has known the teen who is being sentenced his entire life.
Prockner said he met Leflar in Grade 9 and they dated for eight months before she broke up with him.
"I also asked him to keep an eye on [Leflar]," Prockner said. "I had eyes around the school."
Friend not in on plan: Prockner
Prockner said he messaged a friend on Facebook, asking them to bring a knife to school. That friend never responded, so he sent a message to the teen being sentenced.
According to the agreed statement of facts, the teen asked Leflar to meet him alone at her house after school. As per Prockner's request, he brought a knife.
Procker picked up his friend in his father's truck. The pair waited for Leflar in the truck until she got home.
"I stared straight and told him we were going to take Hannah's life," Prockner said.
Prockner told the court that he just wanted his friend to be a lookout and didn't want him to be a part of the murder. When he started the attack, he saw his friend standing in the doorway.
According to the Crown, Prockner then proceeded to kill Leflar.
Prockner said he couldn't remember if the teen held Leflar's legs down or said anything to him.
He said after the murder, his friend threw Leflar's phone case and knife in a dumpster. Having second thoughts, Procker said he eventually left the knife in a farmhouse.
"I was regretting what I'd done. I think he was kind of in shock, too," Prockner said.
When asked if he alone killed Leflar, Prockner responded in the affirmative. He said the teen never once helped him plan the attack.
"This was all you?" the defence asked Prockner.
"Basically," the 19-year-old replied.
Post-murder conversation comes into play
The ex-girlfriend of the teen being sentenced told the court they continued their relationship until three months after his arrest.
Because of her age, she cannot be identified.
She said Prockner and the teen went to her house after the murder. She and her mother took them to the hospital because Prockner had a deep cut on his hand. While there, the two teen boys took a selfie together, she said.
The girl told the court that her boyfriend at the time told her afterwards that Prockner had stabbed Leflar to death.
She saw her boyfriend smash Leflar's phone. She said he also told her the murder weapon was in his backpack.
Days after the murder, the girl told police that her boyfriend said "there would be one less person in school," but did not disclose the entire conversation with authorities.
The witness said she blocked the conversation from her mind, but wrote a note. Eventually, she gave it to the Crown after a discussion with her mother.
Crown prosecutor Chris White said if the teen gets an adult sentence for second-degree murder, he will face seven years in jail with no parole.
The hearing is being held at the Queen's Bench in Regina and is set to run all week.
- A previous version of this story said the teen had consented to an adult sentence. That is not the case. In fact, the Crown is seeking an adult sentence.Sep 18, 2017 10:52 AM CT