Vancouver, British Columbia – A rapper in British Columbia has been handed two life sentences for the first-degree murders of Randeep Kang and Jagvir Singh Malhi. Tyrel Hieu George Mahoney Nguyen, known by his stage name T-Sav, was found guilty of the murders after a B.C. Supreme Court judge concluded that one of Nguyen’s songs was essentially a thinly-veiled confession to the 2017 murder of gangster Randeep Kang.
The evidence against Nguyen included a music video and testimony from a key police witness, which convinced Justice Miriam Gropper of Nguyen’s guilt in the murders of Kang and Malhi.
According to the evidence presented during the trial, the murder of Randeep Kang arose from a “beef” between two Lower Mainland gangs, The Brothers Keepers and the Red Scorpions. In a tragic mistake, Jagvir Singh Malhi, who had no criminal involvement, was also killed due to his association with individuals involved in the gang conflict.
Nguyen, also known as Tyrel Quesnelle, was found to have ties to The Brothers Keepers, with a tattoo on his chest and references to the gang in his lyrics. The case against Nguyen relied heavily on the testimony of a witness, known as A.B., who lived in the Nguyen family house in Surrey and provided crucial information to the police.
The issue of using artistic expressions as evidence of crimes has been heavily debated, with Gropper concluding that the lyrics in Nguyen’s music video pertained to the shooting of Randy Kang, leading to the conclusion that Nguyen was claiming in the music video to be the shooter and the principal of first-degree murder.
Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team commended the lengthy investigation efforts and expressed pride in the team’s perseverance in solving the case.
In conclusion, the evidence and testimony in the case against Tyrel Hieu George Mahoney Nguyen have led to his conviction for the first-degree murders of Randeep Kang and Jagvir Singh Malhi. The case raises questions about the use of artistic expressions as evidence in criminal trials and the impact of gang conflicts in British Columbia.