A long-delayed first degree murder trial is set to begin Tuesday morning, 9 years after the murder of a Cloverdale woman in her family home.
When Amanpreet Kaur Bahia’s body was discovered in 2007 she had already been found by her infant daughter who’d been crying beside her dead mother for some time.
She and her older sister had been left to fend for themselves in the hours after her mother’s brutal murder which police at the time described as “gruesome” and “horrific.”
But it wasn’t until 2011 when investigators said her husband, Baljinder Singh Bahia, as well as as Tanpreet Kaur Athwal and Eduard Viktorovitch Baranec were each charged with first degree murder.
The trial was also originally scheduled for 2014 but was delayed — Bahia and Baranec in court Tuesday with Athwal being tried separately.