After two years of following false leads, the investigators managed to find the incriminating piece of evidence which link a Saskatoon woman to the Gargol murder. Cheyenne Antoine has been sentenced to 7 years in prison for the slaying of her 18-year-old friend Brittney Gargol. Prosecutors used a Facebook selfie posted by Antoine to convict her.
Gargol Murder Was on Standby for Two Years
For the past two years, the authorities have struggled to find the missing link in the murder case of Brittney Gargol, an 18-year-old woman from Saskatoon. Gargol was found unresponsive on Valley Road and pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy report revealed that the woman was hit by a car and strangled to death using a belt. Several days later, the authorities arrested 20-year-old Cheyenne Antoine, after the woman, in an advanced state of intoxication, confessed to a close friend that she killed Gargol, her best friend.
The woman initially charged with second-degree murder, told the investigators that on the night of the murder, she had a fallout with her best friend. Gargol’s parents confirm that both of them were all night drinking.
During her police interview, the woman told the investigators that her best friend left with an unknown individual to another location. However, the authorities managed to dismiss Antoine’s claims using the security footage retrieve from the bar, which supposedly was visited by the two women and the individual.
However, the investigation moved at a slow pace, as the authorities had no palpable evidence that Antoine was the author behind the Gargol murder. The solution will come after two years when the investigators took a closer look at Antoine’s Facebook posts.
One of the pictures depicting the two together was the last piece of the puzzle. According to the investigators, the pictures, which was taken earlier that day, shows Antoine wearing a belt, the same one that was found near Gargol’s body on the night of her murder.
The Saskatoon woman was sentenced to 7 years in prison after the initial one was changed from second-degree murder to manslaughter.
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