Canadian court declares Indo-Canadian lovers guilty of murder
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A Canadian court found Gurpreet Ronald and Bhupinderpal guilty for the murder of Gill's wife in 2014.
A Canadian court has declared an Indo-Canadian woman and her lover, guilty of murder in a scandalous love triangle murder case, that has rocked the Indian community of Canada.
The jury has found Gurpreet Ronald, 37, and her lover Bhupinderpal Gill, 41, culprits for homicide. The 12-member gave its verdict on Wednesday, in the sensational murder case, after a nine-week trial in the Superior Court in Ottawa. Both culprits were guilty for the first degree murder of Gill's wife, who was found dead in the family home in January 2014.
Mother of three, Jagtar Gill was stabbed and bludgeoned to death on her 17th wedding anniversary. A day before her murder, she underwent a hernia surgery.
Gurpreet Ronald and Bhupinderpal Gill, fellow bus drivers with Ottawa's OC Transpo and neighbors, were in a relationship. They conspired to kill Gill's wife so that they could be together, the jury heard during the trial.
Since they "dreamed of being together", they plotted the murder of Gill's wife.
Gurpreet Ronald, a mother of two girls, is married to Jason Ronald who is also a driver with the same company in Ottawa. During her testimony, Gurpreet admitted that she had an affair with Gill. But she told the jury that her sexual relationship with Gill was "not satisfactory" and that she had an affair with another fellow driver at the same time while she was in a relationship with Gill.
Her lawyer told the jury that she depended on Gill only for "emotional support, a shoulder to cry upon" and she had no intention of being with him.
During his testimony, Gill told the jury that he ended his affair with Gurpreet in 2013 before his wife was killed in January 2014.
During the trial, a psychic also testified that Gill and Gurpreet had consulted her about their future together. Gurpreet's husband also testified, telling the jury how his wife tried to attack him with a knife many times.