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February 23, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Auburn man convicted of wife's 2009 murder

A King County jury has convicted an Auburn man of killing his wife in July 2009.

Paramjit Basra was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Harjinder, 39. The sentence range is 20 to 26 years in prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

Basra, 53, was arrested on July 27, 2009, after his daughter called 911 to report he was strangling her mother, according to papers filed in King County Superior Court. Harjinder was taken to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center, where she later died.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office said the cause of death was “homicide due to asphyxiation caused by ligature strangulation.”

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