Accused serial killer Cody Legebokoff tries to make a plea change

VANCOUVER – In Prince George on Monday accused serial killer Cody Legebokoff tried to make a plea change, telling the court he was not guilty of first-degree murder but would plead guilty to the lesser charge of second-degree murder.

However, that change must be approved by Crown, which has already rejected Legebokoff’s attempts to plead guilty to lesser counts in each of the murders.

Legebokoff is charged with four counts of first-degree murder, accused of killing young women around Prince George within a 14-month span in 2009.

He is accused of killing Jill Stuchenko and Cynthia Maas, both 35, 23-year-old Natasha Montgomery and 15-year-old Loren Leslie.

Leslie was last seen Nov. 27, 2010 and her body was found later that day.

Stuchenko was reported missing on Oct. 22, 2009, and her body was found four days later in a gravel pit outside Prince George.

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Maas was reported missing Sept. 23, 2010, and her body was found a few weeks later in a Prince George park.

Montgomery was reported missing on Sept. 23, 2010. Her body has never been found.