Jury finds Butorac guilty of murder

Aldergrove's Davey Butorac still faces two more trials, accused of murdering two other women.

A jury has found Aldergrove resident Davey Butorac, 36, guilty of murdering Langley City sex trade worker Sheryl Korroll. She was killed in 2007.

A jury has found Aldergrove resident Davey Butorac, 36, guilty of murdering Langley City sex trade worker Sheryl Korroll. She was killed in 2007.

A B.C. Supreme Court jury has found Davey Butorac guilty of murdering Langley City sex trade worker Sheryl Korroll.

The jury began deliberating Monday and returned with its verdict in court in New Westminster on Wednesday.

Butorac, 36, will be back before a judge to fix a date for his sentencing for second degree murder on May 21.

This is the second time Butorac has been convicted of Korroll’s murder.

In 2010,  a jury found Butorac guilty of the second-degree murder of 46-year-old Gwendolyn Jo Lawton in March of 2007 in Abbotsford.

He was also convicted at the same trial of second-degree murder in Koroll’s death. A judge sentenced him to life in prison with a no chance of parole for 23 years.

Butorac appealed the convictions, and won new and separate trials for the murders of Korroll and Lawton.

No trial date has been set for the trial on the Lawton murder.

Butorac will also be going to trial, charged with the 2006 murder of Aldergrove’s Margaret Redford. The 47-year-old’s body was found in Bertrand Creek, blocks from where Butorac lived with his father.

Both those cases are linked to Butorac through DNA as well. No trial date has been set for the Redford case.

No motive has ever been made public at the two trials Butorac has already been through. His parents have written letters to the courts, saying he is a loving son. He has no criminal background. He has never had any real employment.

Korroll’s body was found dumped at a concrete plant in Langley City on July 7, 2007. The 50-year-old small-framed woman lived with her elderly parents at the time of her death. The court learned she had been addicted to heroin and crack cocaine for 20 years.

Surveillance footage at the concrete plant was seized by police. It showed the suspect vehicle to be a light-coloured Cavalier with a sunroof, roof rack and tire treads showing it had BF Goodrich tires.

Homicide investigators narrowed the possibility of that kind of make, model, year of car with those requirements of roof rack and sunroof down to seven in B.C. All seven were examined.

Butorac’s was the last Cavalier to be examined.

The jury heard about DNA found in his car, in his trunk and on his shoes that matched that of Korroll.

Five blows to the head killed Korroll, according to evidence presented tat he two trials.

Langley Times

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