03/03/2016 14:17 EST | Updated 03/04/2017 00:12 EST

Teen's ex-boyfriend pleads guilty to second-degree murder at B.C. university

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)


The Canadian Press