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Unhappy Marriage Troubled Beyond the Grave

VANCOUVER, B.C. (CN) - The estate of a woman who was murdered in 2006 claims in court that her husband, who was convicted of second-degree murder, and other family members are refusing to deliver the woman's jewelry and other property.

Tarminderpal Basra and Jasmine Bhambra, administrators of the estate of Manjit Panghali, claim in B.C. Supreme Court that defendants Muktiar Panghali, who is appealing his 2011 murder conviction, and his parents Ajit Panghali and Surinder Panghali and brother Sukhvinder Panghali wrongfully converted the murdered woman's assets.

The administrators claim the defendants sold the couple's matrimonial home and "either sold, gave away or appropriated for themselves" its contents, including Manjit Panghali's jewelry. They also claim that the defendants failed to "inventory and account to plaintiffs" for the contents of the home.

Manjit Panghali's burned body was discovered in October 2006; she was 4 months pregnant.

Plaintiffs seek delivery of the deceased's share of the property and damages for conversion and breach of duty of care.

They are represented by Perry Mazzone of DuMoulin Boskovich in Vancouver.

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