Leamington Man Faces Prison Term in Death of his Wife

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WINDSOR — A Windsor judge has heard from both sides on the appropriate sentence for a Leamington man who killed his wife.

Following a two-week trial, Cheng Sun, 53, was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of his wife 46-year-old Weqiong (wee-jzong) Du-Sun.

Sun had struck her with a hammer at least ten times and strangled her at the couple's Leamington diner on Talbot St. on June 29, 2017.

During the sentencing submissions Friday morning, Defence lawyer Frank Miller argued for a sentence of no more than seven years in prison noting this is a manslaughter with provocation.

The defence claims the wife had a knife, Mr. Sun lost control and killed her.

The wife was looking to leave Sun and return to China to be with her family but the defence says she was the initial assailant because she had a knife.

No knife was found at the scene.

Assistant Crown Ilana Mizel contends the crime should carry a sentence of 11 to 12 years in prison because it involved the death of a domestic partner.

Mizel called the assault 'gratuitous' and that the 'attack was extreme unbridled violence' as two weapons were used against her.

Sun has been in custody since the offence.

At the end of Friday's hearing, Sun told the judge, "I will carry the guilt of this all my life."

A date for sentencing will be set on February 7th.