SURREY, B.C. — Police say two men have been found guilty in the beating death of a man from Surrey, B.C., nearly 10 years ago.
David Mitchell died two days after he was attacked in a home in October 2006, but it took eight years for charges to be approved against four accused men.
In a news release, police say a trial that ended on Wednesday found Khalid Arnaout guilty of second-degree murder and Charles Chambers guilty of manslaughter, while two other men were found not guilty.
A statement from Mitchell's family that was released by police said it felt like a weight had been lifted after the guilty verdicts.
Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says it is rewarding for the cold case team to secure a conviction, but time does not take away the negative impact that homicide has on families.
A sentencing date is expected to be scheduled on July 28.