Teen sentenced to life term for killing girlfriend after stabbing her 104 times

The Canadian Press

SYDNEY, N.S. - A Cape Breton teenager has been sentenced to life in prison after he was found guilty of second-degree murder for stabbing his girlfriend more than 100 times.

Crown prosecutor Steve Drake says Melvin Skeete Jr., who is now 18, was sentenced as an adult today in Nova Scotia youth court in Sydney.

Drake says Skeete Jr. will be eligible for parole on Dec. 3, 2017.

He says Judge Anne Derrick lifted the publication ban on the names of the victim and perpetrator in the case.

Skeete Jr. was 16 when he killed 17-year-old Brittany Green of Glace Bay in December 2010.

He was found guilty in August during his judge-only trial of stabbing Green 104 times.

The defence did not return a message seeking comment.