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Brittany Green's family reacts after Melvin Skeete Jr. was given an adult sentence for her murder.
SYDNEY — A teen who stabbed his girlfriend to death two years ago has received an adult sentence of life imprisonment.
In imposing sentence, Judge Anne Derrick also lifted bans on publishing the name of Melvin Skeete Jr., who was convicted of second-degree murder, and the victim, Brittany Green. The victim, who was 17, had been stabbed 104 times.
Skeete was 16 at the time of the offence, which occurred inside a Whitney Pier home on Dec. 3, 2010. He will be eligible for parole after having served seven years, and at least the first two years would be served in maximum security in Renous, N.B. His parole eligibility began at the date of his incarceration just over two years ago.
If Skeete had been sentenced as a youth, he would have served four years in custody and three years under community supervision.