Gurpreet S Atwal, the last of 4 men charged in hit-and-run murder pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit murder

Written by Meeshika Sharma

Published on : May 24, 2018 11:40




Gurpreet S Atwal, the last of 4 men charged in hit-and-run murder pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit murder

Gurpreet Singh Atwal, the last of four men charged in connection to the death of Kulwinder Kaur Gill 42, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in B.C. Supreme Court to conspiracy to commit murder.Kulwinder K Gill

The three other men charged are Iqbal Singh Gil.l, Kulwinder Kaur’s husband, Jaspreet Singh Sohi and then Sukpal Singh Johal

Atwal will be sentenced in August for his part in the murder of a 42-year-old mother almost a decade ago.

Kulwinder Kaur Gill was run down by a pickup truck at around 7:35 p.m. PT on April 28, 2009 as she and her husband walked along Townshipline Road in Abbotsford.

James Heller, Atwal’s lawyer said he and a Crown prosecutor will make a joint submission on Aug. 27 asking for a 21-year sentence, minus time already served, which needs to be calculated.

Investigation found foul play

In 2013 the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) described the woman’s death as “well planned.”

Gill’s husband, Igbal Singh Gill was charged with first-degree murder.

Police told court that Gill flagged them down to show them the ditch where the mother of two was thrown by the force.

In November 2017 Gill was sentenced to 17 years, and he was expected to serve about 10 years at that time after calculating time he already served.

Three other men, including Atwal, were charged for taking part in the murder plot.

In 2015 and 2016, Jaspreet Singh Sohi and then Sukpal Singh Johal, both of Surrey, pleaded guilty to charges of being an accessory to murder.

They were both sentenced to time served plus one day.