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Maple Batalia's killer sentenced to life in prison, no parole for 21 years

DH Vancouver Staff Mar 07, 2016 12:38 pm

Last week, Gurjinder Dhaliwal pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of Maple Batalia, and today he was sentenced to life in prison without a chance of parole for 21 years.

In 2011, Batalia was gunned down in the parking lot of the SFU Surrey Campus.

Victim impact statements

Family members of the slain SFU student continue to struggle through their victim impact statements.

Maple Batalia’s father read a statement earlier today, and her mother, Sarbjit, read hers in Punjabi through a translator.

 ”My life is a like a burden, all the colour is lost.”

By the end of her statement, she was screaming at the man who pleaded guilty to killing her daughter.



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