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Estranged husband gets life, no parole for 14 years for killing Burnaby woman

A Coquitlam man who pled guilty to killing his estranged wife has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 14 years, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

Zhongming “James” Mou, 36, was originally charged with first-degree murder in September 2011 in the death of Burnaby resident Yating "Lancy" Hu, 27, but pled guilty to the lesser charge of second-degree murder last week.

Hu was originally believed to have been last seen on July 15, 2011 when her husband said he dropped her off at her Metrotown-area apartment. He reported her missing July 18 after he said she missed several appointments they had together and he couldn't contact her to return their two small children after the weekend.

Mou husband later said he last saw her July 16 leaving the home they shared in Coquitlam.

Hu's body was recovered Aug. 27, 2011 from the Fraser River near Steveston in Richmond.

She was the mother of two small boys who have been in the care of their grandparents since Mou's arrest.

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