NEWS
07/14/2016 15:32 EDT | Updated 07/15/2017 01:12 EDT

Two men convicted a decade after fatal beating in Surrey, B.C.: police

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.