Gang members lose appeal over murder case

By Kiss FM News
December 18, 2015 - 6:49am Updated: December 18, 2015 - 10:21am

VERNON — Three members of a former Vernon gang have lost an appeal to have murder and other convictions overturned.

Peter Manolakos, Leslie Podolski and Sheldon O'Donnell -- members of the Greeks -- were convicted in 2012 in the drug related killings of three men.

They wanted to appeal a BC Supreme Court judge's pre-trial ruling on the status of a confidential informant, saying they were excluded from the hearings.

A three member panel of the BC Court of Appeal ruled the three men did not have grounds to appeal.

Manolakos was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2008 shooting of Ronald Thom and manslaughter in the death of David Marnuik in 2004.

O'Donnell was convicted of first-degree murder in the Thom slaying and second-degree murder in the deaths of Marnuik and Thomas Bryce.

Podolski was found guilty of first-degree murder in Marnuik's killing.

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