Surrey mom’s accused murderers won’t face trial until 2014

Amanpreet Kaur Bahia's husband and 2 others charged with first-degree murder in 2007 killing.

Baljinder Singh Bahia

The trial of a trio charged in what police described as the “brutal, violent” slaying of a Surrey mother of three has been scheduled for January 2014 – nearly seven years after she was killed.

Amanpreet Kaur Bahia, 33, was found dead in a pool of blood in her Newton home in February 2007. Two of her three young daughters were home at the time of the murder, left alone with their mom’s body for several hours.

Amanpreet’s husband Baljinder Singh Bahia, 41, Tanpreet Kaur Athwal, 42, and 33-year-old Eduard Viktorovitch Baranec were arrested last year and charged with first-degree murder.

Their jury trial has been scheduled for Jan. 13, 2014 in New Westminster Supreme Court.

In laying charges last year, police said Amanpreet’s husband was a “person of interest” early in the investigation, but it wasn’t until December 2010, when investigators from the Saskatchewan provided investigators with new information, that the investigation was advanced.

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