Friends of Hannah Leflar, the Canadian teen who was brutally murdered by her ex-boyfriend, say dozens of people knew he was a threat to the popular high school junior.
But no one spoke up.
“It was surprising, but at the same time, it wasn’t,” Deanna Polsom, a friend of Hannah’s, told CBC News.
As Crime Online previously reported, 16-year-old Hannah Maggie Leflar was found stabbed to death in her parents’ bedroom in January 2015. Her ex-boyfriend, Skylar Prockner, who could not be identified until this week, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in April 2016.
Breaking: we can now report that Skylar Prockner murdered 16 yr/old Hannah Leflar. Life sentence. No chance parole for 10 yrs. pic.twitter.com/iXCzgfeqSh
— Bonnie Allen (@bonnieallenCBC) July 5, 2017
Prockner is believed to have masterminded a bizarre murder plot, enlisting other teenagers to participate in stalking Hannah and pledging to kill the boy she dated after Prockner.
“They were in classes with us, they saw us every day, they sat with us at lunch,” another friend of Hannah’s told CBC News about the seven teens believed to have been involved in the plot.
“They hung out with [Hannah]. No one said anything,” she said adding that “at least a dozen” teens knew exactly what was going on.
Ultimately, Prockner murdered Hannah on his own, but he reportedly enlisted one of his friends to lure Hannah back to her home after school that January day, where Prockner was waiting for her with a knife.
Prior to that, another friend and his girlfriend reportedly took the signed up for the same driver’s ed class as Hannah for the express purpose of keeping tabs on her for Prockner.
“They helped him stalk her,” said Hannah’s stepfather Wade Anderson — who made the horrifying discovery of Hannah’s brutalized body.
‘It disgusts me, and makes me fear for this generation,” Hannah’s mother Janet Leflar told CBC News. “They were Hannah’s friends, too. These were kids who were in my house, too.”
The accomplice, who has not been identified, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
“So many people knew about it but say they thought he was joking,” Polsom told CBC News about those teens who were not directly involved.
“They were ‘so surprised,’ they were ‘so shocked,’ but they thought they weren’t to blame. Even though they knew about it and should have said something to anyone.”
On Wednesday, a judge sentenced Prockner, who is now 19, to life in prison as an adult. This means that Prockner cannot be paroled for at least ten years, and can now be publicly identified, as Hannah’s parents had hoped.
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