2010 court illustration of Katey Gonzales.

Jail time for Surrey woman who stabbed teen to death at house party

Katey Gonzales was also a teen when she killed Angela Qiu in May 2010.

A Surrey woman was sentenced Tuesday to a further five years, two months in jail for stabbing a teenage girl to death three years ago.

Katey Renieta Gonzales, now 22, was just 18 when she stabbed 17-year-old Angela Qiu to death outside a Vancouver house party.

Gonzales was originally charged with second-degree murder, but in May, pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of manslaughter.

On Tuesday (July 2) a Vancouver Supreme Court judge sentenced her to six years in jail, minus credit for time she’s already spent in custody.

Qiu was found unconscious, suffering from several stab wounds, on a sidewalk near East 51 Avenue and Knight Street at about 1 a.m. May 21, 2010.

At the time, police said a fight had broken out at a party where there were dozens of drunken teens.

Gonzales took off, but turned herself in the next day. She has since apologized to Qiu’s family.

Her lawyer said a victim impact statement read in court hit her hard.

“It really gives some background to who the victim is and all of a sudden Ms. Gonzales understood who this person was that she had killed,” said Joseph Saulnier. “She understood there was a family who loved this person and that was really devastating to her.”

During sentencing Gonzales, Justice Carol Ross pointed to the fact the victim was outnumbered and unarmed at the time of the fatal attack.

– with files from CBC


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