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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Two female teens plead guilty to their roles in the random killing of a woman

WINNIPEG - Two teen girls have pleaded guilty to their roles in the random killing of a Winnipeg woman, a case that police have called one of the worst crimes in recent memory.
The pair, who were 14 at the time of October 2006 attack, will be sentenced later this spring after admitting today to second-degree murder. The Crown has agreed not to seek an adult sentence against them.
Audrey Cooper was beaten until she was unrecognizable, stripped and then urinated on by a group of laughing teens who tossed loose change on her body as they fled.
"That’s all she’s worth," one of them later told police.
Cooper, 34, suffered 64 separate injuries in the unprovoked attack, including seven broken ribs, a lacerated liver, swelling that shut both of her eyes and bleeding on the brain.
A 12-year-old girl involved in the attack has already pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was given the maximum sentence of three years custody and supervision. A boy who was 15 at the time remains before the courts.

I would like to know any mitigating factors against these teens, their background life history and their lawyer's arguments. This article focuses too much on the victim and not enough on the offenders. 

I am glad that an adult sentence is not being sought! 

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