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Pickering man sentenced to life in pregnant wife's murder

Last Updated May 2, 2019 at 8:10 pm EDT

A Pickering man has been sentenced to life in prison in the brutal murder of his pregnant wife back in April of 2017.

Nicholas Baig will be eligible for parole in 17 years. He must also provide a DNA sample.

Arianna Goberdhan, 26, was 20 days short of her due date when she was murdered on April 7, 2017.

Her husband, Baig, was initially charged with second-degree murder but that charge was later upgraded to first-degree.

Baig was only charged in his wife’s death. Under Canadian law, an unborn child cannot be considered a homicide victim.

After the sentencing, friends and family of Goberdhan are expected to hold a rally outside the courthouse in Durham Region to petition the Canadian government to change its legislation to reflect the death of unborn babies as a result of domestic violence.

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