Ten more accused rioters now charged
Ten more Metro Vancouver residents have been charged with participating in the 2011 Stanley Cup riot in downtown Vancouver.
There are now a total of 114 accused rioters facing charges from the night of mayhem when cars were flipped and torched and stores were looted.
Two Surrey residents face charges – 20-year-old Victor Varela and a 17-year-old youth.
Two more youths aged 15 and 17 from Delta are also charged, along with a 16-year-old and 17-year-old from Vancouver.
Prosecutors also charged 18-year-old Joshua Celaje of Langley, 24-year-old Kathleen Brownell of Richmond, 18-year-old Rachel Chong of Vancouver and 23-year-old Chase Cooper of North Vancouver.
All 10 face the charge of participating in a riot and are also charged with either break and enter or mischief. Varela is also charged with possession of stolen property.
The new charges were announced on Friday, the first anniversary of the Cup riot.
Prosecutors are still considering potential charges against more than 110 other suspects.
A young offender pleaded guilty Thursday to taking part in the riot, bringing the total number of guilty pleas to 23 so far.
The first two rioters to be sentenced received 17 months and one month in jail respectively, leading observers to speculate prison terms are coming for most who are convicted.