A Toronto teen who sexually blackmailed her boyfriend into killing a 14-year-old girl has lost her appeal against her first-degree murder conviction and sentence.
A lawyer for Melissa Todorovic had argued before the Ontario Court of Appeal that self-incriminating videotaped statements she gave to the police should not have been allowed as evidence at her trial.
Todorovic was convicted in the murder of Stefanie Rengel, a girl she had never met but considered a rival.
Evidence was that Todorovic, then 15 years old, goaded her 17-year-old boyfriend, David Bagshaw, into killing Rengel.
Bagshaw, also convicted of first-degree murder, stabbed Rengel six times and left her to die in a snowbank on New Year’s Day in 2008.
The Court of Appeal also dismissed Todorovic’s challenge to her life sentence as an adult without parole eligibility for seven years.
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