Former lovers convicted for the second time in the Jagtar Gill murder.
The verdicts come following Bhupinderpal Gill and Gurpreet Ronald's second trial.
Bhupinderpal Gill and Gurpreet Ronald have been convicted of first-degree murder in connection with the 2014 murder of Gill's wife, Jagtar Gill.
The verdicts follow a second trial for the pair of former lovers, who were previously convicted in the brutal slaying but had their convictions overturned on appeal five years ago.
Gill, a 43-year-old mother of three, was found stabbed and bludgeoned to death in her home in Ottawa's Barrhaven suburb on Jan. 29, 2014 — her 17th wedding anniversary. She was recovering from hernia surgery.
In the first trial, a guilty verdict was rendered.
Gill and Ronald were convicted of first-degree murder in 2016 after a jury determined they conspired to plan the killing.
The Crown argued throughout the nine-week trial that the two OC Transpo drivers plotted and carried out the attack because they "were in love and dreamed of being together."
Both were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years.
A new trial has been ordered as a result of the judge's error.
The Ontario Court of Appeal reversed the pair's convictions and granted them a new trial in 2019.
The appeals court determined that the original trial judge instructed the jury incorrectly, limiting them to finding the pair guilty or not guilty of first-degree murder.
The judge erred in law by failing to instruct jurors that they could find Ronald guilty of second-degree murder — and thus conclude that she acted alone and without premeditation.