The man who attacked two schoolgirls in the foyer of their Abbotsford high school in 2016 must spend 16 years in prison before being eligible for parole.

A B-C Supreme Court judge imposed the sentence on Gabriel Klein this morning in a New Westminster courtroom.

Klein was convicted last year of the second-degree murder of 13-year-old Letisha Reimer and the aggravated assault of her friend and — in addition to the life term for Reimer’s slaying — will serve a concurrent seven-year sentence for stabbing the second girl.

Justice Heather Holmes says Klein‘s moral culpability is high — he harmed his victims, their families and friends and destroyed the school community’s sense of security — but Holmes says now the trial is over, it’s time to remember Reimer and support her friend

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