Youth who left intoxicated 12-year-old girl to die gets three-year sentence

A 17-year-old youth from Fort Liard who sexually assaulted a passed out young girl who later died from consuming alcohol he urged her to drink, has been sentenced to three years in jail minus time served. The youth, who was 13-years-old at the time of the 2015 offence, was convicted of manslaughter after trial in...
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