BRAMPTON, Ont. – Prosecutors say a man convicted of killing and dismembering his ex-girlfriend should have to spend 20 years in prison before he can apply for parole.
Chun Qi Jiang was convicted in June of second-degree murder in the brutal slaying of 41-year-old Guang Hua Liu.
The conviction carries an automatic life sentence without parole for 10 to 25 years.
In his sentencing submissions today in Brampton, Ont., Crown lawyer Brian McGuire said the horrific nature of the crime – and the fact that it was committed by someone Liu trusted – calls for a longer period without parole.
He said the fatal attack in August 2012 was “prolonged, it was persistent, it was savage, it was heartless and it was cowardly.”
Jiang was arrested that same month after Liu’s body parts began to surface in Toronto-area waterways and parks, triggering a massive investigation.
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