July 10, 2017 4:41 pm

Prison time in deadly Surrey stabbing of Jaylen Sandhu

Mon, Apr 18: Charges have now been laid in connection with the stabbing that took the life of 17-year-old Jaylen Sandhu. John Daly explains how the arrest came about.

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The person responsible for the 2014 death of Jaylen Sandhu in Surrey has been sentenced.

Lekendric Martez Smith was originally charged as a youth offender with second-degree murder.

However, he pleaded guilty to an adult charge of manslaughter and, while he received a sentence of eight years in prison, will serve just under seven years with time served.

READ MORE: Teen charged with murder in stabbing death of 17-year-old Jaylen Sandhu

Smith is not allowed to own firearms and must also provide a DNA sample to officials.

Sandhu was 17 when he was stabbed in December of 2014 in the 163-hundred block of 88th Avenue. He died in hospital later.

Sandhu and Smith are believed to have known each other.

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