Canada - Ninderjit Singh Pleads Guilty In 1999 Slaying Of Ex-girlfriend | SIKH PHILOSOPHY NETWORK
  • Welcome to all New Sikh Philosophy Network Forums!
    Explore Sikh Sikhi Sikhism...
    Sign up Log in

Canada Ninderjit Singh Pleads Guilty In 1999 Slaying Of Ex-girlfriend

Jan 7, 2005
Metro-Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Ninderjit Singh pleads guilty in 1999 slaying of ex-girlfriend

Poonam Randhawa was shot in the head and dumped in Granville Street lane ( in Vancouver, B.C. )

CBC News
Posted: Mar 11, 2013 3:18 PM PT
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2013 7:02 PM PT

Poonam Randhawa in her grad photo

A man arrested in California in connection with the 1999 Vancouver shooting death of his ex-girlfriend pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in B.C. Supreme Court on Monday.

Ninderjit Singh was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Poonam Randhawa, who was shot in the head as she sat in the back of a friend's car. Her body was then dumped in a lane near Granville Street and West 47th Avenue.

Last week, a jury was selected for his trial. But on Monday, Singh pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
Singh was arrested on Aug. 19, 2011, in California's Riverside County and extradited to Canada, ending a 12-year pursuit by Vancouver police.

Ninderjit Singh, left, in 2011 and in 1999 (right). (Santa Monica PD)

By then, he was married and living under an alias in California, where he worked as a long-haul truck driver. Police say he had narrowly escaped arrest several times before.

"After years of searching, near-misses and heartbreaking attempts, we got him," said Warren Lemcke, Vancouver's deputy police chief.

"The whole family was suffering from that, you know. He got caught, he pleaded guilty. It will have some closure."

Police have said they believed Singh had help from friends and family when he fled Canada for the United States.

Singh's sentencing hearing will be held on March 27. He faces a sentence of life in prison with no eligibility for parole for at least 10 years.

He is also facing assault, attempted murder and firearm charges in connection with a separate incident. Singh is accused of shooting a man at a Vancouver movie theatre in 1997.


Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Shabad Vichaar by SPN'ers

Literal translation from Sant Singh Khalsa in black followed by my interpretation in green.

ਕਾਨੜਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ Kaanarraa Mehalaa 5 || Ang 1298

ਕੀਰਤਿ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੀ ਗਾਉ ਮੇਰੀ ਰਸਨਾਂ ॥ Keerath Prabh Kee Gaao...

SPN on Facebook