Bacon shooting trial to resume Monday

Bacon shooting trial to resume Monday

Another delay in the trial looking into the 2011 gangland style shooting in Kelowna.

The trial for the three men charged in the 2011 gangland slaying of Jonathan Bacon is expected to resume today.

Jujhar Khun-Khun, Jason McBride and Michael Jones’s first degree murder trial started in May after a series of long delays. It went on a two and a half week break in July, then there was another break last week.

It’s expected to resume on Monday and is scheduled for another one week break in September, said Dan McLaughlin, communications counsel for the BC Prosecution Service.

Delays were a common occurrence in the lead up to the trial, and defence counsel for the three accused applied to have the trial thrown out based on the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling in R. v. Jordan, which set out a new framework for analyzing a violation of the Charter. They were arrested in 2013 and trials are expected to get underway within 30 months of charges being put forth.

Khun Khun, McBride and Jones are each charged with one count of murder, four counts of attempted murder and numerous gun charges.

Bacon, a Red Scorpion gang member, was shot to death outside the Delta Grand Hotel on Aug. 14, 2011. In his vehicle during the attack were Larry Amero, a Hells Angel, James Riach, of the Independent Soldiers, and two women. One of the women, Leah Hadden-Watts , was paralyzed in the incident. Lyndsey Black was shot in both of her legs.