Suspect in hockey mom death deemed high risk to re-offend

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

Before he moved to BC, the man accused of killing Surrey’s Julie Paskall had a history of violence, and was considered a high risk to re-offend.

Documents from the Parole Board of Canada show Yosef Gopaul’s statutory release was revoked in 2012 because he violated several conditions imposed after he served time for aggravated assault in an Ontario prison, including orders to stay away from alcohol and report any contact with women.

The now-27 year old was told he views ‘violence as an acceptable means of dealing with problems,’ ‘demonstrated poor impulse control’ and had difficulty considering the ‘consequences’ of his actions.

The Board concluded he had a ‘potential to be a danger to others in the community’ and needs to be constantly monitored.

Gopaul, who’s now charged with second degree murder in the December beating death of Paskall, makes his next court appearance in Surrey June 13th.