SURREY, B.C. â€” 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