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B.C. killer loses appeal

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

Sui Yin Ma was one of Charles Kembo's victims. (SUBMITTED)

Sui Yin Ma was one of Charles Kembo's victims. (SUBMITTED)

Charles Kembo, who was convicted in 2010 of four counts of first-degree murder for killing his wife, step-daughter and two others has lost his court appeal.

According to the B.C. Court of Appeal, Kembo had argued the trial judge erred in her instructions to the jury, which the appeal said was done properly.

The court said all the victims had close relationships with Kembo, and “were situated financially so that he would profit from their deaths.”

Victims Ardon Samuel, Sui Yin Ma and Rita Yeung — his step-daughter — were found shortly after their deaths. The body of Margaret Kembo, his wife, was never found.


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