A Canadian man of Indian-origin, convicted in a 2002 strip club murder case, has been denied parole.
The Parole Board of Canada yesterday denied an appeal by Jagrup Singh, 38, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in December 2003 with no parole eligibility for 13 years, The Province news portal reported.
On a evening in April 2002, Singh and his two friends had an argument with staff at Delanie's Exotic Show Pub at Surrey in the Canadian province of British Columbia. They were subsequently thrown out.
Singh then pulled out a gun and fired shots at the crowd outside the pub. One shot hit Rick Lof, who was there to attend the birthday party of a friend's cousin, in the head.
He was charged for murder about a week later.
This was Singh's first appeal for parole. He now cannot apply for parole again for a year. He, however, will be eligible for full parole in April 2015.
At the time of the shooting, Singh, originally from India, was classified as a permanent resident but was not accorded Canadian citizenship. A deportation order was issued following his sentencing.
According to the Parole Board, Singh can be deported from Canada as soon as he is released from jail.