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Man found guilty in stabbing death

A MAN charged with second degree murder will wait another month to learn his sentence after being found guilty by a jury in a 10-day trial.

Robert David Purchase, who was 30 when arrested after a fatal stabbing in Kitimat in November 2009, will be sentenced in Terrace supreme court Aug. 24.

On the morning of November 8, 2009, Arkadiusz Rejczak was stabbed on Angle St. in Kitimat, reported Kitimat RCMP at that time.

Rejczak later died of his wounds.

Police reported that they were searching for a man seen at the scene and later arrested Purchase on unrelated charges in Terrace, said police.

The RCMP investigation, in conjunction with the major crimes unit in Prince George, revealed that Purchase had been in a fight with the victim.

Purchase was charged with second degree murder on March 25, 2010 in relation to the death of Rejcazk, said police.

The trial was originally set for four weeks but was completed in two weeks.

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