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April 20, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Auburn man gets 20 years for strangling wife

A 54-year-old Auburn man was sentenced to 20 years in prison this morning for strangling his wife in 2009.

Paramjit Singh Basra was convicted in King County Superior Court in February of first-degree homicide in the slaying of his wife, Harjinder.

Paramjit Basra was arrested after the couple’s daughter called 911 to report the attack in the family home in the 29500 block of 125th Avenue Southeast , according to charging papers. Officers found Harjinder39, in an upstairs bedroom; she had bruising on her neck and did not have a pulse, the police report said.

Medics were able to restore the woman’s pulse, and she was taken to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center with critical injuries. Harjinder died a few days after the July 27, 2009, attack.

The couple’s daughter was found hiding in a bathroom near her mother, police said.

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