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Guilty plea entered in stabbing death

A guilty plea to manslaughter has been entered in connection with a 2012 stabbing death in New Westminster.

According to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), the plea was entered Monday by the accused, Charles Jameson (Jamie) Neel. He was charged with second degree murder in December 2012.

January Marie Lupaz, 26, was found in her home in the 500 block of Third Avenue with stab wounds around 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2012. She died several hours later in hospital.

In 2009, Lapuz was the first transgendered person to be on the executive of Sher Vancouver, an organization supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered South Asians when she was named a social coordinator, according to the organization's website in 2012.

A year earlier, according to IHIT, Lapuz legally changed her name from John Carlo Embo Lapuz.

Neel will be sentenced Thursday.

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