February 23, 2018

Guilty plea reduces prison time

Twelve years after the murder of a Vancouver teenager, her killer will finally be sentenced.

When he entered a surprise guilty plea earlier this month, Ninderjit Singh learned he faces life in prison for killing Poonam Randhawa in January of 1999.   He was caught after a cross-border undercover investigation led police to California where the now-35 year old Singh was working as a truck driver under a different name. He was with his wife and two children when he was arrested in August of 2011.   Singh confessed to shooting the 18-year old victim because she ended their relationship.   He was initially charged with first degree murder, but has pleaded guilty to second degree, which means he’s eligible for parole after ten years rather than 25.

Starting Wednesday, two days have been booked for Singh’s pre-sentence hearing which will include family members describing the impact of losing Randhawa.

CKNW Vancouver News

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