A Toronto man who murdered his wife two days after she filed for divorce has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 14 years.
According to cbc reports, Mohammed Shamji has pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of his wife, Elana Fric Shamji, who was found dead in a suitcase in Vaughan, Ontario.
"He has destroyed all of our lives," the victim's mother, Ana Fric, told the court. "Elana was the child that every parent could hope for."
Neighbors told the Toronto Sun newspaper that Elana Fric-Shamji had filed for divorce from her husband and that she was in 'good spirits' in the days leading up to her death because she was 'looking toward her new life'.
The Crown and defence had asked both the court to set the parole ineligibility period for Shamji at 14 years.
"Three young children have lost their mother forever," McMahon said. "Their father has now admitted, and convicted to, killing their mother and sentenced to life in prison today."