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Killer Who Got Caught By Her Facebook Selfie With Victim Sentenced To 7 Years

The Facebook selfie, posted hours before the body was found, showed the killer wearing the same belt that was used to strangle 18-year-old Brittney Gargol.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
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A killer who took a Facebook selfie with her victim hours before the crime has been sentenced to seven years in prison. As CBC News reports, 21-year-old Cheyenne Rose Antoine pled guilty to manslaughter for killing 18-year-old Brittney Gargol (seen above) two years ago. Authorities say the selfie taken with the two women was key in helping further the investigation.

Antoine (seen below) claims that Gargol was her best friend. They had been out drinking and got into an argument. She says that she doesn't remember strangling Gargol to death but she doesn't dispute that she did indeed kill her. 

Authorities say that a belt was believed to be the murder weapon. Per the Facebook selfie, which was posted hours before the body was found, Antoine was wearing the same belt. The belt was found lying by Gargol's body. The connection between the weapon and selfie made Antoine a suspect. "It's quite remarkable how the police developed this information," said prosecutor Robin Ritter. "No doubt this young women has issues...and because of those issues she is dangerous."

Gargol's body was found on the side of Valley Road, which is on the outskirts of Saskatoon in Canada. "There were never any signs of life detected," Ritter said. "She was far too young when she was killed." Authorities believe that the body was put there between 5:21 a.m. and 5:40 a.m on March 25, 2015. Initially, Antoine contacted police and said she was with the victim the night she died, but left her friend at The Lighthouse bar to visit her uncle. The uncle corroborated the story but later admitted that his niece told him to give that account. Antoine gave another false account that featured she and Gargol partying with two men. She claims they strangled the victim and put a gun to Antoine’s head to help them. That was false.

Antoine was originally charged with second-degree murder. She pled guilty on Monday to manslaughter. "I will never forgive myself. Nothing I say or do will ever bring her back. I am very, very sorry...It shouldn't have ever happened," Antoine said in court.

[Photo: Personal photo, Facebook]

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