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Surrey Six trial scheduled for Jamie Bacon
The trial for Red Scorpions gang member Jamie Bacon, accused of murder in the Surrey Six slayings, has been set for May 4 in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver.
Bacon, formerly of Abbotsford, is currently in prison awaiting trial on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder and one charge of the first-degree murder of Corey Lal.
Lal was among six people killed – including two innocents, Ed Schellenberg of Abbotsford and Chris Mohan of Surrey – during a gangland hit in a Surrey apartment tower on Oct. 19. 2007.
Four others have so far been jailed in relation to the slayings.
"Person X," who cannot be named due to a publication ban, pleaded guilty in 2009 to three counts of second-degree murder and is serving a life sentence.
Michael Le, who went on trial starting in September along with co-accused Matt Johnston and Cody Haevischer, pleaded guilty in November to conspiracy to commit murder and was sentenced to 12 years in jail.
The trial for Johnston and Haevischer, who have been in custody since their arrests, concluded in July and a verdict is scheduled to be delivered on Oct. 2.
They have each been charged with conspiracy to kill Lal and the first-degree murder of all six victims.
Another man, Sophon Sek, is also still awaiting trial – on a charge of manslaughter – in the matter.
Bacon has been in prison since his arrest in April 2009 outside of his family's home on Strathcona Court in Abbotsford. His parents no longer live there.
In July, three new charges were laid against Bacon in relation to an alleged plot to kill Person X. Those charges were counselling another person to commit an indictable offence, the commission of an offence by a criminal organization, and instructing the commission of an offence for a criminal organization.
He is next scheduled to appear in court on the matter on Dec. 15.