Two teenagers already accused of murdering the well-known mechanic Surrey are now charged with assaulting a man from White Rock that same night.
Boys aged 15 and 16 were accused of a severe assault in connection with an incident that occurred in the early hours of August 16.
The victim, an older man in his sixties, was seen leaving the White Rock house around 2:30 this morning wearing a camouflage hat.
When he returned two hours later, the RCMP said the surveillance video showed he had "noticeable injuries" and was no longer wearing his hat.
Police say the victim was seen in block 1600 of block 152 on Surrey Street shortly before 3am – near the place where 45-year-old Delphin Paul Prestbakmo was found dead at the same time.
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Last month, the same suspects were charged with second-degree murder in connection with a fatal stab that occurred when Prestbakmo was walking near the Semiahmoo shopping center.
The police say the 15-year-old has been in custody since 22 August and the 16-year-old has been in custody since the previous day, both because of non-compliance with the conditions imposed by the court.
Due to their age, the names of two suspects are not released. The next date of the hearing was set for November 27.
Sergeant Frank Jang of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) said the attack seems random and is not associated with the Prestbakmo murder.
A man stabbed to death behind the Semiahmoo Mall in South Surrey
He added that the older victim would need help in further life and was so seriously wounded that he was unable to provide investigators with important details, such as the place where the attack took place.
White Rock RCMP and IHIT continue to call for assault witnesses to report and contact RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
– With files Sarah MacDonald and Jon Azpiri
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