Jamie Bacon enters not guilty plea
Jamie Bacon has pleaded not guilty to charges he faces regarding the so-called Surrey Six killings.
Bacon appeared in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to murder and conspiracy in the death of Corey Lal, one of of six people killed at the Balmoral Towers apartment complex in Whalley on Oct. 19, 2007.
Charged separately in relation to the same incident are Cody Rae Haevischer, Matthew James Johnston and Quang Vinh Thang (Michael) Le.
Police believe four of the victims in the Surrey Six case were gang-related. Two others, 22-year-old Christopher Mohan, a neighbour, and 55-year-old Ed Schellenberg, who was repairing the fireplace, were innocent bystanders.
The indictment against the others alleges they committed the murder of Lal, while Haevischer and Johnston murdered Ryan Bartolomeo, Michael Lal, Edward Narong, Schellenberg and Mohan.
Both indictments also list convicted killers Dennis Karbovanec and Anton Hooites-Meursing as co-conspirators.
In 2009, Karbovanec pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree murder and one count of conspiracy. He is currently serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for 15 years.
The judge also re-issued an order on Bacon that he have no contact with Haevischer, Johnston, Le or Karbovanec.
Bacon is due back in court on Wednesday, Aug. 21.