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Guilty plea to murder? Not so fast

September 24, 2013 - 8:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - A Supreme Court judge must decide whether to accept a guilty plea by a man accused of killing his father last year in Kamloops.

"It's a significant, significant step you're taking," said Justice Sheri Donegan. "This is one of the most significant offences in the Criminal Code."

Jaipreet Toor is charged with one count of murder in connection with the death of his 79-year-old father, Harsewak Singh Toor, stabbed to death in North Kamloops last year.

Donegan went through the Crown's allegations today in court to ensure Toor was fully aware of the case against him.

"I want to go ahead with my guilty plea," he said.

The charge comes with a mandatory minimum sentence of life imprisonment — something Donegan wanted Toor to consider one last time overnight.

"It's all done, I have nothing else to do," Toor said.

However the decision comes down to Donegan and will be revealed tomorrow morning.

"I haven't decided yet," she said.

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