The sentencing hearing for the murderer of Hannah Leflar has resumed with the defence presenting its case.
The teen has spent more than two years at the Paul Dojack Youth Centre and his progress was documented for the court.
Deputy director Mike McLean told how the teen was bullied throughout most of his first year there, particularly in the earlier months.
As well he often talked of self-harm although there is only one documented incident of actual self-harm.
During that time he remained isolated, sticking mostly to his room and not engaging in programming telling staff, “I’m not doing anything my lawyer says I shouldn’t.”
However, in recent months, the teen is engaging more, was awarded the most improved male in education certificate and has changed some of his behaviour.
Although McLean added he remains isolated often engaging in activities that would continue his “loner” tendencies, like playing on a gaming system, rather than playing cards, as some of the others do.
The hearing is to determine whether the now 19-year-old should be sentenced as an adult.
He was 16-years-old at the time of the murder in January 2015.
Leflar was found stabbed to death in her north Regina home.
The teen, who cannot be identified, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in April 2016.
Last week, court heard from a psychiatrist who documented that the teen showed psychopathic tendencies.
An intensive rehabilitation program available under the Youth Criminal Justice Act was not recommended for him as there was not enough time for any treatment to make an impact and ensure he didn’t commit further violence.
As well, online messages months before the murder saw the teen talking of hurting Leflar.
An agreed statement of facts was released to the public showing how he and another teen, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, plotted to kill Leflar in a months-long plan.
The hearing is scheduled to last until the end of the week.