Daughter hired thugs to kill her parents, court told

Jennifer Pan (far right) and her co-accused in Newmarket court on March 19, 2014 (Pam davies Sketch)

Jennifer Pan (far right) and her co-accused in Newmarket court on March 19, 2014 (Pam davies Sketch)

Tracy McLaughlin, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:41 AM ET

BARRIE, Ont. -- Money, love, obsession, greed and hatred were the reasons why a young Markham, Ont., woman hired thugs to have her parents brutally killed, a jury in a first-degree murder trial heard Wednesday.

Jennifer Pan, 27, sat calmly in a glass-enclosed prisoner's box as the Crown told of the last harrowing moments of her mother's life as she begged and pleaded with three armed men to spare her beloved daughter before she was shot to death.

Pan and four other men -- her lover, Daniel Wong, Eric Carty, Lenford Crawford and David Mylvaganam -- are charged with the first-degree murder of Pan's mother, Bich Pan, and the attempted murder of her father, Hann Pan, both refugees from Vietnam.

Court heard how the armed men held the parents at gunpoint, dragged them to the basement, and shot them in their quiet Markham home north of Toronto in a staged home invasion Nov. 8, 2010.


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