Man convicted of first-degree murder eight years after shooting in Surrey, B.C.

Guilty conviction 8 years after shooting murder

SURREY, B.C. — A jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder, eight years after a shooting death in a Surrey, B.C., apartment.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says RCMP responded to a shots fired call on Feb. 2, 2009 and found 25-year-old James Erickson dead from a gunshot wound.

Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound says IHIT took over the investigation in May 2013 and that six months later, a suspect named David Sadler was identified and arrested.

Pound says in a news release that 31-year-old Sadler was handed a mandatory sentence of 25 years in prison on Sunday.

She says it’s extremely rewarding for IHIT investigators to see justice served because of their commitment and perseverance in such a cold case.


The Canadian Press

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