Man in court for Abbotsford teen killing sentencing

Harvey Hans, 18, from Abbotsford was stabbed to death in May 2008. Facebook photo

A man appeared in Chilliwack Supreme Court on Wednesday for sentencing recommendations. Amrit Gill, 23, was convicted of manslaughter in October 2011. Crown counsel asked for a sentence of six to seven years in prison for the killing of 18-year-old Harvey Hans in Abbotsford in 2008.

A fight in Abbotsford on May 24, 2008 led to Hans throat being slashed on the front lawn of his home. The co-accused in the case, Shavinder Brar, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to five years in jail in June 2011.

It was alleged at the time -the altercation was the result of an earlier fight in which Hans is alleged to of punched Brar’s younger brother.

In retaliation Brar, Gill and a number of other were said to have waited to attack Hans and seriously cutting his throat . Police arrived on the scene after a 911 call and Hans died some ten hours after the attack.

In a courtroom filed with the friends and families of both Gill and Hans, Gill apologized to the Hans family in court. Gill, is currently on bail with strict conditions. Justice Grist was to make decision on sentencing on Jan. 6.