Gang murder trial to be held without jury

By Jasmin Doobay/Power 104
December 6, 2016 - 6:39am

KELOWNA — The trial of three men charged with the murder of a gangster in Kelowna five years ago, will be heard by a judge with no jury

That's unusual for murder cases, but in this matter, both the Crown and defence have agreed to it.

The men are charged in the killing of Red Scorpion leader Jonathon Bacon in a hail of bullets outside the Grand Hotel in August 2011.

A member of the Hells Angels in the same car was seriously wounded and a woman was partially paralyzed when a bullet struck her neck.

The trial is scheduled to start next May, lasting ten months.

A high-security court room has been built  and the cell blocks upgraded at a cost of about $4 million to accommodate the trial.

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