Harpal Singh Dhillon Sentenced For Manslaughter and Assault With Weapon
LETHBRIDGE: 29-year old Harpal Singh Dhillon was handed an 8 and a half year
prison sentence Wednesday morning, on charges of manslaughter and assault with a
In November of 2010 Dhillon went to a religious celebration at
the community hall in Coalhurst, where he ran into another individual he had a
history with. He shoved the man, whose older brother, 21-year old Jiwanjyot
Singh Ghai of Lethbridge then stepped in between the two and tried to grab
Witnesses stated that Ghai fell to the ground saying,
"He's got a knife". Dhillon climbed on top of him and struck him a total of
eight times with a knife, with the fatal blow being a stab wound to the heart.
Two other men tried to intervene but Dhillon stabbed both of them, resulting in
relatively minor injuries. Dhillon then ran and took off in his
While a 911 call brought a nearby RCMP officer to the scene
immediately, Ghai died within minutes and further attempts by paramedics to
resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
Dhillon turned himself in to Calgary
police a few days later.
The sentence is divided into seven and a half
years on the manslaughter charge, with an additional year for the two counts of
assault with a weapon.
Dhillon has also been given credit for 49 days
served in pre-trial custody. It's also recommended that he serve his sentence at
the Bowden Institution so he can be close to family in Calgary.
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 12/10/2013 10:29:21 AM
Source: Patrick Burles (@PatrickBurles on Twitter)--Country 95 News