Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Three Accused in Murder of B.C. Gangster Want Case Tossed over Delays

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Three Accused in Murder of B.C. Gangster Want Case Tossed over Delays

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3 accused in gangster's murder want case tossed

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KELOWNA, B.C. - Three men accused in the shooting death of gangster Jonathan Bacon in front of a hotel in Kelowna, B.C., want the charges against them thrown out.

Defence lawyers for Jason McBride, Michael Jones and Jujhar Singh Khun-Khun applied for a stay of proceedings in B.C. Supreme Court on Monday based on delays following the murder six years ago.

The application stems from a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that said Superior Court trials should be wrapped up in 30 months from when charges were laid.

Bacon was killed in August 2011, and the trio was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in February 2013.

B.C. Supreme Court went into voir dire, or a trial within a trial, on Monday after the application was made so defence and Crown lawyers could make their arguments. …

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