Antoine received a seven-year prison sentence for the death after Provincial Court Judge Marilyn Gray accepted a joint sentencing submission from the Crown and defense, the Saskatoon StarPhoenix reported.
Pictured, Cheyenne Rose Antoine (left) convicted of the manslaughter of best friend, Brittney Gargol after a belt she was wearing in the photo was found near the victim's body. A photo showing the reminiscence of their friendship, and the fact that they were having a good time together, was posted on Facebook not more than six hours prior to the dead body being discovered.
Antoine ending up drunkenly confessing to the murder to a friend, claiming that the two girls were drunk and high when they got into a fight. According to Antoine, Gargol left with a odd man, while Antoine went to see her uncle. Haven't heard from you. CBC reports that Antoine did not dispute killing Gargol, but said she could not remember strangling her. The police also reviewed security footage of the bars Antoine said she went to that night and found no trace of her there.
Without any real leads, police then did what any modern-day investigators would do: they did a deep dive on Facebook. CBC, however, reported that the convict could not remember strangling her friend and killing her.
The woman said Antoine had showed up at her house in hysterics.
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Two years passed before evidence against Antoine started to mount, eventually leading to her arrest.
She later said that two strangers from Toronto murdered Gargol, and held a gun to her head; however, her stories did not come through as there was no CCTV footage of them going to the mentioned bar, neither was there an alibi which could confirm her story.
Gargol's stepmother, Kristi Wickenhauser, also spoke in court, according to CKOM. Cheyenne tried to make a diversion by asking on social media if anyone knew where her best friend was. "She loved you, she respected you and she trusted you", Wickenhauser said.
Facebook posts, tweets, Instagram pictures and IP addresses are being used more and more by police and lawyers to help identify the movements and actions of suspects and victims. "And instead you made a decision to wrap a belt around her throat and squeeze until you ended her life".
"I will never forgive myself". I'm really, really sorry... "It shouldn't have ever happened", she said adding that she had no way to explain why she did it.