Trial delayed for men charged with Jonathan Bacon killing

Trial delayed for men charged with Jonathan Bacon killing

Jujhar Singh Khun-Khun, Michael Jones and Jason McBride now set for trial on May 15

The trial for three men charged with the 2011 murder of gangster Jonathan Bacon of Abbotsford won’t begin today, as planned.

Jujhar Singh Khun-Khun, Michael Jones and Jason McBride were supposed to go on trial to each face the charge of first-degree murder and a number of attempted murder and firearms offences, but the trial has been postponed until May 15 in Kelowna.

That date marks nearly six years since the shooting and nearly four years since their arrest.

McBride, Khun-Khun and Jones’s trial was originally scheduled for April 4, 2016. It was then delayed to Nov. 7, 2016.

Bacon, a 30-year-old Red Scorpion gang leader, was shot to death out side the Delta Grand Hotel in Kelowna as he got into his Porsche Cayenne on Aug. 14, 2011.

He was the eldest of the three notorious Bacon brothers from Abbotsford, who at the time were in the middle of a gang war.

The shooting also wounded a full-patch member of the Hells Angels, Larry Amero; a member of the Independent Soldiers gang, James Riach; and two women – including Leah Hadden Watts, who was left a paraplegic.