Canada Bacon trial delayed till fall

15:47  09 february  2018
15:47  09 february  2018 Source:   Vancouver Sun

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I just confirmed Thursday that Jamie Bacon ’s trial has been delayed for five months. Due to all the bans in place, as well as the in-camera pre- trial hearings, I don’t have reasons as to why the case has been postponed.

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I just confirmed Thursday that Jamie Bacon’s trial has been delayed for five months. Due to all the bans in place, as well as the in-camera pre-trial hearings, I don’t have reasons as to why the case has been postponed.

But by the time he goes to trial – if he goes to trial – it will be almost 10 years from the date of the shooting of his associate.

Here’s the update:

Bacon, who lost a bid in January to be released on bail pending the upcoming trial, will now remain in custody even longer before getting his day in court.

Dan McLaughlin, who speaks for the B.C. Attorney General’s criminal justice branch, confirmed Thursday that the case is now set for jury selection on Sept. 4.

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Photo: Contributed. Jonathan Bacon was gunned down in Kelowna in 2011. The trial of three men charged in the 2011 murder of gangster Jonathan Bacon , which was set to begin next week, has been delayed again.

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“The adjournment of the Bacon trial was ordered when it became apparent that the April trial date was no longer viable,” McLaughlin said in an email. “The scheduling issues that precipitated the adjournment were discussed in camera and cannot be reported.”

Bacon had been facing murder and conspiracy charges in connection with the Surrey Six slayings until last Dec. 1 when a B.C. Supreme Court judge stayed both counts after a secret pretrial hearing. The Crown is appealing that ruling.

But he is still facing one count of counselling someone to commit murder in connection with the failed attempt to kill a former associate in December 2008.

That trial had been set to begin on April 3.

Bacon has been in jail since April 3, 2009, when he was arrested at his parents’ former Abbotsford home in connection with the Surrey Six case. He was originally charged with plotting the murder of gang rival Corey Lal, as well as Lal’s first-degree murder on Oct. 19, 2007 in a Surrey high-rise.

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Photo: Contributed. In an endless cycle of delay after delay , the Jonathan Bacon murder trial has been pushed back once again. At a pre- trial court appearance in Kelowna this week, a new trial date was set for May 1, 2017, six months later than the most recently set trial date of Nov.

Bacon 's essay "Of Delays " might well be called "Of Proper Timing" because its subject is the importance of weighing carefully when to move ahead with a plan and when to wait. The essay opens with the word "fortune" and compares fortune to a market where, if you wait, prices might fall , or as

Hitmen from Bacon‘s Red Scorpion gang — Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston — were convicted of forcing their way into a penthouse apartment in the Balmoral Tower and executing Lal, his brother Michael and drug dealers Ryan Bartolomeo and Eddie Narong, as well as bystanders Chris Mohan and Ed Schellenberg. The hitmen were accompanied by a man who can only be identified as Person X, who earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Both Haevischer and Johnston appealed their 2014 first-degree murder and conspiracy convictions.

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