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Man convicted for 2009 murder of Burnaby prostitute

A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Ping Li in a Burnaby apartment building in March 2009.

The offender was 17 at the time of the killing, which prevents his name from being released. The murder reportedly took place in a highrise brothel for which Li worked as a prostitute. The brothel owner was also shot but survived.

“IHIT continue to successfully bring killers to justice for the horrific and senseless act of taking away a life," said Sgt. Jennifer Pound of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. "Each investigator feels a personal need to see that these offenders are held responsible on behalf of the victim’s and their families and friends.”

A sentencing date will be set on Feb. 28.

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