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.


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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