Man charged in B.C. hockey mom's death ordered to remain in custody
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, May 26, 2014 6:53AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, May 26, 2014 4:08PM EDT
SURREY, B.C. -- A man accused of killing a hockey mom in Surrey, B.C., has been ordered to remain in custody.
Yosef Gopaul remained locked in handcuffs for his brief court appearance while a judge agreed to keep him in custody until his next court appearance on June 13.
The 27-year-old man is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Julie Paskall.
She was beaten as she waited for her son outside the Newton hockey ice arena in December and died two days later in hospital.
RCMP announced the charges over the weekend, saying the murder had a devastating impact on the city and the hockey community across the country.
Police say Gopaul had arrived from Ontario just eight weeks before Paskall's death.