Richmond man found guilty in 2015 murder of his mother

Redelma Belisario was found dead in her own home

A Richmond man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his 62-year-old mother.

On Tuesday, B.C. Supreme Court jury found Darwin Lescano guilty of using an axe to kill his mother, Redelma Belisario, with whom he had a fraught relationship in May 2015.

Belisario was found dead in her home on the night of May 15.

“This was a tragic case and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of Ms. Belisario,” said Integrated Homicide Investigation Team Cpl. Frank Jang in a Tuesday afternoon news release.

A date for the sentencing has yet to be scheduled.

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