A Waswanipi youth, who cannot be identified because of his age at the time of the crime, was sentenced to seven years in last year’s New Year’s Day slaying of 29-year-old Junior Morin in Val d’Or.

On January 12, the male youth received the maximum sentence for youth in the matter of murder in the second degree, according to Crown prosecutor Marie-Claude Belanger.

“He is eligible for conditional supervision after four years if he complies with the terms of his sentence,” she said.

If he does not comply or misbehaves while in jail, he will serve all seven years. Otherwise he might serve the balance in closed custody at l’Etape detention centre in Val d’Or, but a judge will determine that before he’s released based on his behaviour.

He has already served one year in custody.

He will also be on probation for two years after his sentence expires. He will not be able to have knives and will be prohibited from owning or carrying firearms for 12 years from his sentence date.