The man who killed a popular Surrey realtor during a botched 2015 break-in has been sentenced to life in prison, and won’t be up for parole until 2032.
Khouri Lamar Green was handed a 17-year sentence, but will be released after 15 counting time served.
The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the case last November.
42-year-old Colin Hill interrupted a break-in at his Cloverdale home near 165th and 64th back in July of 2015.
Colin Hill’s wife Becky Zhou says she doesn’t think the terms are tough enough.
“Seventeen years is not enough. It won’t bring my husband back. It’s not enough. They shouldn’t put a criminal in a residential area.”
But his step-father, Gordon Lamb, says the sentence means there’s finally some closure in the matter.
“His activities have finally come to an end, but I’m very sorry that it had to involve my son getting killed. But Mr. Green is safely put away, and hopefully that will be the last we have to deal with Mr. Green.”
Video surveillance footage captured the entire confrontation: a shot fired, and the two fighting for control of the gun before Hill and his teenage son run back to the front door, Green firing after them.
Hill took two bullets and died in his son’s arms according to the victim impact statement.
The defence argued that Green did not see anyone at home, saying he can’t recall why he chambered the gun and rang the doorbell, but it was not to shoot anybody.
During the trial, Green expressed regret saying “I’m sorry… all I ask is for me and the family to have peace of mind… I took away Mr. Hill for no reason.”
The court heard Green had been out of work for five years before the crime, getting by by peddling drugs on the Downtown Eastside, and also committing property crime.