Woman sentenced to life for 2008 Surrey murder

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A woman who stabbed a man in the neck and killed him in an apartment building in Surrey in 2008 was sentenced to life in prison on Friday (March 16).

Tammy Myran was found guilty of second degree murder last month in New Westminster Supreme Court in the death of Abdu Basir Ghulam Mohammad. While the conviction carries an automatic life sentence, she is not eligible to apply for parole for 10 years.

Myran, who also used the first name Tanyia, was 23 years old in October 2008 when she was charged in what police called a "domestic-style homicide." Officers arrived to an apartment near 110 Avenue and 136 Street and found Mohammad, who had been stabbed in the neck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim would have turned 33 the following day.

Though Myran had left the apartment, she was located nearby and arrested.

IHIT (Integrated Homicide Investigation Team) spokesperson Jennifer Pound called Myran's conviction in February "a very successful outcome to a very tragic and unnecessary death."


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