She was badly beaten, her throat and a wrist slashed, in the family’s home in Barrhaven.
The Crown alleges Ronald and Bhupinderpal Gill worked together to carry out the killing.
Prosecutors argue Bhupinderpal Gill was tasked with isolating his wife that day by taking their daughter out of their house on errands, allowing Ronald to come in and kill his spouse.
Several first responders called to the scene that day have testified they initially believed the death to be a suicide.
Sgt. Ian Matyas, who was a constable at the time, said Thursday he went up to the second floor of the home to search for a possible suicide note when he spotted bloodstains.
There was one on the mat in the ensuite bathroom, one on the bathroom door and another on the door to the walk-in closet, he said.
“I found the blood concerning because there wasn’t very much of it,” which didn’t fit the nature of Jagtar Gill’s injuries, he said.
“I didn’t understand how, given the state of her wrist, there could have been that small amount of blood.”
The officer said he later noticed a bloodstain on the snow in front of the home as well.
Another officer testified Thursday that she encountered Ronald outside the Gill home that afternoon.
Det. Tena Gallichon said the woman, whose identity was unknown at the time, asked if something had happened. Gallichon said she asked the woman if she was a relative and the woman replied that she lived nearby.
The officer told the court she informed the woman that Gill had died, then consoled her when she appeared distraught.
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