Stefanie Rengel’s mother fought back tears today as she told a Toronto court how she is constantly afraid since her 14-year-old daughter was stabbed to death on New Year’s Day 2008.
The statements from Rengel’s relatives came on the first day of a sentencing hearing for the 17-year-old girl convicted of first-degree murder in the case.
Rengel’s mother looked directly at the girl, known only as M.T., saying she wanted inner peace but was unable to forgive someone who had shown no remorse.
The Crown successfully argued that M.T., driven by jealousy, had used sexual blackmail against her boyfriend to push him into committing the murder.
The Crown is seeking an adult sentence for M.T.
Rengel, the daughter of two Toronto police officers, was stabbed six times by M.T.’s boyfriend and left to die on a sidewalk near her east-end home.