Loading articles...

Family of murdered woman upset over parole hearing delay

ABBOTSFORD (NEWS1130) – The family of a murdered Abbotsford woman is frustrated, as they try to keep a man in prison. They’ve been told a parole hearing has been postponed.

Rupy Sidhu has been preparing to make a plea before the parole board, which is reviewing the case of Sandeep Toor.

Toor is one of three people convicted in the shooting death of Sidhu’s mother, Baljit Kaur Kondolay, 15 years ago.

Sidhu says a hearing scheduled for October is now delayed until November. “He gets to dictate when he feels he’s ready. It’s a complete disgrace. It’s a complete injustice to us. Obviously the justice system is working for Toor and not for the victims.”

Toor is the first of the three convicted men to come up for parole. He drove the car used in the crime.

Sidhu says the whole case has been difficult on her.

“It’s consuming my headspace. It’s consuming my time. I’m taking time away from my family. I have young children, and they see their mom going through frustration, and they don’t understand why she’s upset,” she tells us.

Sidhu continues to collect names in an online petition. She hopes it will convince the parole board to keep Toor in custody.