An incriminating clue in a Facebook selfie was used as evidence to help convict a Canadian woman who strangled her friend to death.
Cheyenne Rose Antoine pleaded guilty to killing 18-year-old Brittney Gargol in March 2015 after police used clues in the Facebook post, uploaded six hours before the victim’s body was found, to identify her as a suspect.
Investigators found a black belt matching the one worn by Antoine in the Facebook photo near the body of her victim on the side of a road near a landfill site in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CBC Saskatoon reports.
Antoine was found guilty of manslaughter this week and sentenced to seven years in prison for strangling her friend.
The pair had been drinking and were high on drugs when they got into an argument, Antoine told police.
She had initially told investigators the pair were out drinking in a number of bars before her friend left with an unknown man.
However police later discovered through a tip-off that Antoine had confessed to a friend she had killed Gargol and later found out she had lied to her uncle to try and cover up the killing.
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