A jury has found William Chandler Shrubsall guilty of robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a baseball bat in the commission of a crime.
The 29-year-old New York native was on trial for a February 1998 beating and robbery at a Halifax sweater store.
Tammy Donnison nearly died after she was robbed and clubbed on the head with a baseball bat two years ago. Inside the courtroom Friday, Donnison's supporters cheered after hearing the verdict.
"She was very brave, very composed, very articulate," ssaid crown prosecutor Paul Carver. "Her reaction I think was one of joy that this finding had been made."
William Shrubsall's prior convictions:
Now the crown wants him declared a dangerous offender and if that application was successful, it would mean he'd remain in custody, until he was considered no longer a danger.
No date has been set for the dangerous offender application. And William Shrubsall has one more trial to go in Canada. That's for an alleged aggravated sexual assault.
Once he goes through the court system here, it's unclear if the United States wants him back to deal with his legal issues there.