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Suspect in Surrey mom’s death appears in court

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

Yosef Jomo Gopaul at the court. (SKETCH BY FELICITY DON)

Yosef Jomo Gopaul at the court. (SKETCH BY FELICITY DON)

The man accused of murdering Surrey mom Julie Paskall during what police believe was a robbery gone wrong late last year made his first court appearance Monday.

According to the court, Yosef Jomo Gopaul remains in custody and will next appear on June 13 in B.C. Provincial Court in Surrey.

The 27-year-old was arrested on Friday by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. He has been charged with second-degree murder.

Police said Gopaul was a recent resident to Surrey, having moved here from Ontario only eight weeks before Paskall’s death.

The 53-year-old Paskall was outside the Newton Arena on Dec. 29, 2013 when she was discovered fatally injured.


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