B.C. man convicted in death of Afghan singer will not go to jail
A Burnaby, B.C., man convicted of manslaughter in the 2005 death of a popular Afghan singer will not face any jail time.
Ahmad Froogh, 22, was handed a two-year conditional sentence on Friday that will be served in his parents’ home. He was also sentenced to three years probation.
Froogh was found guilty of assaulting Nasrat Parsa, 36, after a concert in Vancouver, which Froogh attended with his brothers.
Court heard that the men followed the singer to a hotel to seek his autograph but at some point after being introduced to Parsa, Froogh punched the singer, bruising his face.
Parsa fell down a set of stairs, hit his head and later died in hospital.
Froogh will only be able to leave his parents’ house for school, work and counselling. Members of his family were present at court and were seen crying and hugging after learning he won’t be going to jail.
One of Parsa’s cousins attended the sentencing and said Parsa’s family will be disappointed to hear Froogh will not be going to jail.