Brandon Pardi loses bid to overturn conviction

Struck down 3-year-old girl with his car on 18th birthday

Brandon Pardi has lost his bid to have his verdict and sentence overturned.

Pardi, now 24, was convicted of dangerous driving in the Halloween 2007 death of 3-year-old Bianca Leduc in Ile Perrot.

He had just turned 18 when the car he was driving crashed into Bianca's babysitter's backyard — as they were putting up Halloween decorations.

In 2012, Pardi was sentenced to two years less a day to be served in the community.

Today, the Quebec Court of Appeal has upheld the guilty verdict, and the sentence.

Pardi's lawyers had tried to argue — unsuccessfully, in the end — that Pardi should have been tried as a youth, since the crime happened on his very first day as an adult.

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