Two men accused of killing a Surrey mother in 2007 have been found guilty in New Westminster B.C. Supreme Court today.
Global News reports a jury has found Baljinder Singh Bahia guilty of first degree murder in the death of his wife Amanpreet Bahai.
Bahia hired hitman Eduard Baranec, who was found guilty on the same charge, to carry out the gruesome slaying.
The court heard Baranec admitted to undercover officers that he was hired to kill a Surrey woman near Scott Road and Highway 10, and that he admitted to stabbing the woman twice and cutting her throat with a sharp object.
Bahia’s wife, 33-years-old at the time of the killing, was found in her Surrey home stabbed and her throat slashed.
Baranec also told undercover police in a Mr. Big sting he saw two frightened children in the stairwell before scaring them off.
A relative discovered the mother of three’s bloody body with her one-year-old daughter sitting on top of her.
Another daughter was home at the time of the murder.
It was an emotional day for the family Bahia’s family.
Amanpreet’s brother Jugrah Kahlon says justice has been served for her death, but it’s Bahia’s children who have lost with no mother and now father.
“We were losing from the very first day and today we also lose. First we lose our sister, now we are thinking about the kids. They are never going to have their mother, they are never going to have their father.”
“There was a simple little bit of problem, like every family has little bit of problem. But we never never though that her life is ever in danger.”
Bahia’s Cousin Perminder Chohan.
“She was very hard working she was so innocent. All her life is gone and now it’s impacted everybody’s life around her.”
The lawyer representing Bahia’s husband Baljinder says he will appeal his conviction.
A third person, Tanpreet Kaur Athwal, was also charged with first degree murder but has not yet been tried.
With files form Emily Lazatin and Global News