The grieving parents of a 16-year-old girl who was stabbed to death are fighting for their daughter’s killer to be sentenced as an adult. For now, his name and face are protected by Canadian privacy laws because he was a minor at the time of the murder.
According to CBC, Wade Anderson came home from work in January 2015 to find his 16-year-old stepdaughter, Hannah Maggie Leflar, brutally stabbed to death in the master bedroom.
Hannah’s horrific killing was the culmination of a bizarre murder plot hatched by a teenage boy she had only dated for a few months.
The now-19-year old has since pled guilty to killing Hannah. Several months after he and Hannah broke up, the obsessed teen reportedly recruited his friends for a game called “Project Zombify” with the goal of killing Hannah’s new boyfriend. Her killer reportedly said that Hannah was “collateral damage” in whatever violence might come.
But even after Hannah and her new boyfriend broke up, the killer continued to stalk her, using his friends to keep tabs on her. One January day, he and another boy waited for Hannah to come home from school. There, the killer stabbed her over and over again, leaving her bloodied body on the floor of her parents’ bedroom.
Even though he has since confessed, Hannah’s killer’s identity remains protected by the court, unless a judge decides this week to sentence him as an adult. That would keep him in jail for at least 10 years, and his name will be made public. If the judge decides on a youth sentence, he could be out of jail after six years, and his identity will remain private.
Hannah’s parents are fighting for him to be sentenced as an adult.
“We know he’s not going to spend the rest of his life in jail,” Janet Leflar, Hannah’s mother, told CBC.
“I want his name Googled every time he tries to get a job or go on a date.”