Murder trial decision expected next month

Abbotsford's Harmohinder Khosa admitted to killing his sister in March 2011, but his lawyer argued that he is not criminally responsible.

  • Oct. 3, 2013 11:00 a.m.
Harmohinder Khosa is shown outside of court during a previous appearance.

Harmohinder Khosa is shown outside of court during a previous appearance.

A B.C. Supreme Court judge is scheduled to give a decision Nov. 27 on whether an Abbotsford man is criminally responsible for his sister’s murder.

Harmohinder Khosa, 43, admitted to killing his sister, Amarjit Khosa, 34, in March 2011, but his lawyer argued that Khosa is not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder.

The Crown argued that Khosa should be found guilty under the law and serve a criminal sentence.

Khosa’s trial concluded last week in New Westminster.

Amarjit was found dead in her basement suite in the 32000 block of Austin Avenue in Abbotsford.

If Khosa is found not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder, he will have a hearing before the B.C. Review Board to determine whether he receives an absolute discharge, a discharge with conditions, or detention in a psychiatric hospital.

If he is found criminally responsible, he receives an automatic life sentence with parole eligibility set at between 10 and 25 years.