Guilty plea expected from Bacon conspirator

Daniel Ronald Russell could plead guilty in April for conspiring to kill the three Bacon Brothers.

Jonathan Bacon is shown in one of his court appearances prior to his 2011 murder in Kelowna.

Jonathan Bacon is shown in one of his court appearances prior to his 2011 murder in Kelowna.

One of the UN gang members charged in connection with a plot to murder the Bacon brothers, is expected to plead guilty next month.

Daniel Ronald Russell made an  appearance in BC Supreme Court on Wednesday. It is reported that during the appearance the judge was told of Russell’s plans to plead guilty at his next court date, scheduled for mid-April.

In May of 2009,  Russell and four other  UN gang members or associates – Soroush Ansari, Dilun Heng, Yong Sung John Lee and John William Croitoru – were picked up by police in connection with a conspiracy to murder Jonathan, Jamie and Jarrod Bacon.

Earlier, three other men – Barzan Tilli-Choli, Karwan Ahmet Saed and Aram Ali – were also arrested and charged.

Russell has had his case severed from his co-accused.

The three Bacon brothers grew up in Abbotsford. Their dominance in gang life ended with the fatal shooting of Jonathan in Kelowna in August 2011, a 12-year prison sentence for Jarrod on drug conspiracy charges in 2012, and Jamie’s conviction on weapons offences. Jamie also faces murder charges related to the 2007 shootings of six people in a Surrey apartment tower.