Surveillance footage from the the stores located near the northwest alley where Mark Mariani was beaten to death in October 2010 is being viewed today in a Calgary courtroom.
Robert Reitmeier, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, is on trial for second-degree murder in the beating death.
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The police investigation had concluded that Mariani was beaten in the alley behind a strip mall at the corner of 16th Avenue and 15th Street N.W. before collapsing by his vehicle in the parking lot.
A police officer testified this morning that he removed surveillance video from two businesses near the crime scene.
The first video shows a man driving into a parking lot in an SUV and entering and exiting a store. The man has been identified as Mariani by his brother Dino Mariani.
The second shows a woman and two men also entering and exiting a business the morning Mariani was killed. A Calgary detective identified the men as Reitmeier and Tyler Sturrup.
Sturrup is already serving a life sentence with no parole for 10 years after pleading guilty in March.
Earlier this morning, Reitmeier's lawyer tried to prevent the videos from being admitted as evidence — arguing it was inadmissible — but the request was denied.
A member of the jury was also dismissed because of a medical issue — leaving 11 jurors for the trial.