Rob Reitmeier guilty of 2nd-degree murder, says jury
Self-proclaimed white supremacist charged after 2010 beating death of Mark Mariani
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.
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.