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Facebook Selfie Helps Convict Woman Who Killed Her Best Friend

Facebook Selfie Helps Convict Woman Who Killed Her Best Friend

Nearly three years after the strangulation death of 18-year-old Gargol in the Canadian town of Saskatoon in Saskatchewan, Antoine was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, but the 21-year-old ended up pleading guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter.

Antoine's charge was later changed to manslaughter and she accepted responsibility for her friend's death, but maintains that she does not remember killing her.

The belt she was wearing in the selfie - which had been shared on Facebook just six hours before Gargol's body was discovered - matches the one found near her friend.

Gargol was found strangled to death near a landfill in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with Antoine's belt near her body.

Robin Ritter, a Crown prosecutor, said Antoine poses a threat to public safety.

She admitted that the pair were drunk and high on marijuana at the time. They believe she used it to strangle her friend.

Antoine is also said to have then led the police on a wild goose chase by posting on Facebook asking where Gargol was, said CBC News.

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Police eventually tracked down a friend of Antoine.

"No doubt this young women has issues.and because of those issues she is unsafe", Ritter said.

Antoine, now 21, was initially charged with second-degree murder, but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter in a Saskatoon courtroom on 15 January 2018. "I will never forgive myself".

Her friend's family remains devastated.

Police in Canada say a selfie posted to Facebook helped them solve a murder investigation two years in the making. Nothing I say or do will ever bring her back. She "has issues...and because of those issues she is unsafe", the CBC reported. I'm really, really sorry.

"Most days we can't stop thinking about Brittney what happened that night, what she must have felt fighting for her life", Jennifer Gargol said in the statement.