Rob Reitmeier guilty of 2nd-degree murder, says jury

Self-proclaimed white supremacist Rob Reitmeier has been found guilty of second-degree murder by a jury in the 2010 beating death of Calgary man Mark Mariani.

Self-proclaimed white supremacist charged after 2010 beating death of Mark Mariani

A jury found Rob Reitmeier guilty of second-degree murder Wednesday night in the 2010 beating death of Mark Mariani. (Courtesy: Calgary Herald)

Self-proclaimed white supremacist Rob Reitmeier has been found guilty of second-degree murder by a jury in the 2010 beating death of Calgary man Mark Mariani.

Mark Mariana was beaten to death in 2010. (Handout)

After two days of deliberating, a jury of 11 returned the verdict at 9:51 p.m. MT Wednesday.

They are now tasked with recommending parole eligibility for Reitmeier.

Second-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for at least 10 years.

Mark Mariani, 47, was found beaten in an alley behind a strip mall in northwest Calgary on October 3, 2010.

Tyler Sturrup, Reitmeier's friend, is already serving a life sentence for the crime after pleading guilty in March.

Police have said both Reitmeier and Sturrup are linked to neo-Nazi groups but that that was not a motive for the crime, which they said was random.

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