Manmeet Singh will be sentenced for the second-degree murder of his 24-year-old wife, Ravinder Bhangu, later this month.
Defense and Crown lawyers have submitted a joint recommendation to the judge of life in prison with no parole for 16 years.
Bhangu was stabbed several times in the offices of the Sach Di Awaaz Indo-Canadian weekly newspaper, where she worked as an administrative assistant in July 2011.
A man who was in the offices of the newspaper at the time was wounded as he tried to intervene.
The attack took place a few months after the couple had split up, friends said at the time.
Dozens of people attended a memorial for the slain woman, including several who didn’t know her, but wanted to take a stand against violence against women.
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