Two plead not guilty in murder of Abbotsford's Harvey Hans
Not-guilty pleas were entered by two men facing second-degree murder charges for an incident that took place in west Abbotsford in 2008.
Shavinder “Shevy” Brar, 24, and Amrit Gill, 23, appeared in Chilliwack Supreme Court on Monday morning for the stabbing murder of Harmin “Harvey” Hans, who was 18 at the time.
On May 24, 2008 at 2:20 a.m., police were called to Hans’ home on Ridgeview Drive after hearing of a fight between a group of Indo-Canadian men in front of the house. Officers arrived to find Hans lying on the lawn with a stab wound to his neck.
Shortly after Hans’ death, police investigators expressed their frustration at a “lack of co-operation” from a group of young people – and their parents – whom they believed could assist with their inquiries.
Following a three-month investigation, members of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team arrested the two men. Hans, who was known to police, was a student at Rick Hansen Secondary.
The case is currently in its preliminary stages. The trial starts on June 6.