May 26, 2014 11:00 pm
Updated: May 26, 2014 11:05 pm

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.

READ MORE: Julie Paskall’s husband ‘elated’ over arrest but ‘it doesn’t bring my wife back’

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