Canada's youngest serial killer, 24-year-old Cody Legebokoff, was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for four Rocky Mountains backwoods murders in 2009 and 2010.
He will not be eligible for parole until 2039.
Legebokoff`s victims were three women and a girl whom he met online, aged 15 to 35. His trial heard that he targeted vulnerable women, raped them and then bludgeoned them to death.
Three of their bodies were discovered in a gravel pit, a park and a logging road on the outskirts of Prince George, British Columbia, about 800 kilometres (500 miles) north of Vancouver.
The fourth was never found but her DNA was discovered on bedding and an axe seized from Legebokoff`s apartment.
He was arrested in 2010 on suspicion of poaching along the logging road where he dumped his last victim, and was subsequently linked by investigators to the other murders.
Legebokoff plead guilty to second-degree murder in all four cases, but claimed he did not kill them and was merely present when they died.
The court rejected the plea.