Police garner guilty plea in three Surrey homicides
One man has pled guilty to three homicides after a lengthy investigation by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.
On February 24, 2013, Amritpal Saran was found deceased on Colebrook Road in Surrey.
This was followed by two deaths in New Westminster. August 12, 2013 Jill Lyons was found deceased in an apartment on the 200 block of 11th street and on August 25, Karen Nabors was found in the same building also deceased.
IHIT took conduct of the New Westminster homicides and worked in conjunction with New Westminster Police to determine that 34 year old Sarbjit Bains of Surrey was a suspect in all three homicides.
On January 3, 2014 after a lengthy and thorough investigation Sarbjit Bains was arrested and charged in the murders of Amritpal Saran, Jill Lyons and Karen Nabors.
He has now pled guilty to one count of manslaughter in the death of Amritpal Saran, and two counts of second degree murder for the deaths of Jill Lyons and Karen Nabors.
On January 3, 2014 Sarbjit Bain’s girlfriend Evelina Urbaniuk was arrested and charged for indignity to Amritpal Saran’s remains. She has since pled guilty and has been sentence to two years less a day and three years of probation.
Superintendent Dwayne Mcdonald, Officer in Charge of IHIT says, “This guilty plea is a testament to the commitment and professionalism with which this investigation was conducted. The commitment of the members of IHIT, New Westminster Police Department and the support units who assisted in this investigation has led to this successful conclusion and the assurance that the public is safe from this individual.”
“The hard work done by the IHIT and NWPD investigators resulted in the timely apprehension of Mr. Bains,” said Chief Constable Dave Jones. “The guilty pleas entered this afternoon by Mr. Bains have validated that hard work and is another example of the value and effectiveness of integrated policing in investigating complex crimes such as homicides.”