“The pain just doesn’t go away.”
That’s what Karim Meskine’s mom told the court today as the sentencing hearing for a youth found guilty of second degree murder continued.
The accused, who can’t be named because he was a young offender at the time, was found guilty of second degree murder last summer for the death of Karim Meskine in 2013.
Meskine was on his way to a job interview when his head was smashed with a baseball bat near the 22nd Street SkyTrain station in New Westminster, just shy of his 19th birthday.
Four days have been set aside for the hearing.
According to Crown, which is arguing for an adult sentence, the accused has had six violent incidents in jail.
The Crown says the attack on Meskine was random and unprovoked.