Saturday, January 16, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Here's and excerpt from the story in Canoe.ca,
"An Alliston father who viciously attacked his 14-year-old daughter as she lay sleeping in her bed pleaded guilty to attempted murder and was sentenced to prison yesterday.
Kamal Khanna, 46, a banker who moved to Canada from India in 1982, was sentenced to 52 months in prison on top of time he has already served since his arrest two years ago.
His daughter, Ashna Khanna, awoke to find her father standing over her bed, stabbing and punching her on March 4, 2008. She fled to her sister's room but Khanna continued to punch and stab her in the face, head, chest and abdomen in front of her 10-year-old sister.
Ashna pretended to lay unconscious until her father finally left to change his bloodied clothes. He later told police he intended to kill her because she was often disrespectful and that he had been under a lot of stress.
Court heard Khanna suffered from schizophrenia and often refused to take his medication, but Justice Michelle Fuerst found "such an illness does not excuse one from criminal responsibility."
In her victim impact statement to the court, the girl's mother, Sangeeta, said she will never forget being at work when her youngest daughter called, screaming "Daddy is killing Ashna!"
Ashna was rushed to Sunnybrook hospital and underwent hours of surgery to her head, lungs and kidneys.
In her victim impact statement to the court, the young girl, now 16, said she has flashbacks of the horror each time she looks in the mirror at the scars covering her body."