A Toronto man who murdered his wife two days after she filed for divorce has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 14 years.
Neurosurgeon Mohammed Shamji, 43, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder in the death of 40-year-old Elana Fric Shamji, a well-respected family doctor.
Justice John McMahon says the case is yet another tragic instance of domestic homicide that he sees far too often.
Court heard Fric Shamji served her husband with divorce papers two days before he attacked her, broke her neck and ribs, and choked her to death as their three children slept nearby.
Her mother told court at a sentencing hearing yesterday that Shamji destroyed their entire family, leaving them heartbroken and filled with rage.
The Crown and defence had asked both the court to set the parole ineligibility period for Shamji at 14 years.
#Breaking 14 years parole ineligibility within the range. Not lenient nor too harsh. “It is for these reasons I’m satisfied the joint position proposed is both fair and just”. Dr Shamji is sentenced to life in prison and cannot be eligible to apply for parole for 14 years.
— Catherine McDonald (@cmcdonaldglobal) May 9, 2019