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Man sentenced for killing wife

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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:53 am, Thu Aug 1, 2013.

A Richmond Hill man, who had an order of protection issued against him directing him to stay away from his wife, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for fatally stabbing her last August.

Ganesh Seelall, 40, of 117th Street pleaded guilty in April to first-degree manslaughter in the death of his wife, Samantha Seelall last summer.

According to the criminal charges, while at home between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 2:32 p.m. on Aug. 16, 2012, Seelall killed his wife. She suffered multiple stab wounds to her chest and to the left side of her head, neck compression and smothering. Police found the victim underneath the bed in the couple’s bedroom, naked with a blanket over her torso, and a black plastic bag with duct tape around her head and rags tied to both of her wrists.

An order of protection had been issued on behalf of Samantha Seelall in January 2012 — which was in effect until January 2014 — and stated, among other things, that Ganesh Seelall was to refrain from assaulting, stalking, menacing, intimidating, threatening, or committing any other criminal offenses against her.

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