WATCH: Man charged in the beating death of Surrey hockey mom appears in court
The man charged in the beating death of a Surrey hockey mom appeared in court Monday morning.
Twenty-seven-year-old Yosef Jomo Gopaul is charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of Julie Paskall.
The 53-year-old was brutally beaten outside a hockey arena on December 29 while waiting to pick up her son, who was officiating a minor hockey game. She died two days later.
Police say Gopaul moved to B.C. from Ontario eight weeks before Paskall was killed.
They have also confirmed Gopaul has a criminal record outside of B.C.
A man with the same name and age was charged with aggravated sexual assault in Ontario in 2010.
He was only in court for a few minutes on Monday and will be back on June 13.