Family of murdered infant wants youth accused tried as an adult

By CKOM News
July 6, 2016 - 6:45pm

Getting justice for six-week-old Nikosis Jace has been at the forefront for the grieving family.

While the case involving a 16-year-old girl accused of second-degree murder has yet to go to trial, the boy's grandfather is concerned that, should there be a conviction, the punishment won't fit the crime.

"I think they should be more stricter. She should be tried as an adult. That's what I say," Jeffery Longman said, after a vigil at the family's home Tuesday.

"We're not going to stop until justice is served for Nokosis. I'm going to show up at every court case she has," he said.

John Knox from the crown prosecutors office in Saskatoon said no decision has been made yet on how they will proceed with the case.

The maximum sentence for a youth convicted of second-degree murder is seven years' custody and supervision.

Regardless of how the court case plays out, Longman said nothing will change that an innocent baby's life was needlessly cut short.

"An innocent baby couldn't fight back; couldn't talk back, couldn't yell for help," he said.

The accused is expected to appear via video link in Saskatoon Provincial Court on Monday, July 11.

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