A Brampton resident at the centre of a murder trial has been handed back-to-back life sentences for the death of his wife and her mother.
Peel Police’s Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau said Tuesday that the decision had been reached in the case of Dalwinder Singh, who was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in relation to the Jan. 12, 2018 incident, when police discovered Baljit Thandi and her mother, Avtar Kaur, suffering from stab wounds at a residence in the Starhill Crescent area.
Both victims succumbed to their injuries, while Singh, Thandi’s husband, was arrested in connection with the crime. A Brampton courtroom found Dalwinder Singh guilty of two counts of murder, and sentenced him to concurrent life sentences, with no chance of parole for 25 years.
In a statement, Peel Police deputy chief Nick Milnovich said the loss of both women “will forever leave a void in the lives of their family and friends… we will be steadfast in our commitment to helping victims of crime”.