03/03/2016 03:00 EST

Maple Batalia Trial: Ex-Boyfriend Gurjinder Dhaliwal Pleads Guilty To Second-Degree Murder

Maple Batalia died in 2012.


VANCOUVER — The former boyfriend of a student murdered at a university campus in Surrey, B.C., has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Twenty-four-year-old Gurjinder Dhaliwal was originally charged with first-degree murder in the death of Maple Batalia.

The 19-year-old aspiring actress and model was gunned down in a parking lot at Simon Fraser University after a late-night study session in September 2012.

Dhaliwal is expected to be sentenced Monday.

His co-accused Gursimar Bedi is charged with manslaughter and being an accessory after the fact.

Bedi's trial is expected to start next week. (CKWX, CKNW)

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