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Sentence reduced in Surrey manslaughter

The scene of a homicide on 128A Street near 100 Avenue in Surrey (March 20, 2016) (Martin MacMahon, NEWS 1130 staff photo)

Badhesa will serve eight years, instead of his 11 year sentence

He was convicted of killing his mother and assaulting his wife

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A man from Surrey who beat his mother to death and assaulted his wife in front of his daughters in March of 2016 will be allowed to leave prison sooner.

British Columbia’ss highest court has upheld Sukhvir Singh Badhesa’s appeal of his sentence because a provincial court judge failed to consider how his mental illness impacted his state of intoxication when he committed the crimes.

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He was initially ordered to spend more than 11 years in prison for manslaughter and assault causing bodily harm.

That sentence has now been reduced to 8 years.