Accused Bacon killers opt out of jury trial

The men accused of fatally shooting down Jonathan Bacon outside the Delta Grand Hotel in 2011 will be tried in front a judge alone.

the three men accused of the 2011 killing of Jonathan Bacon have opted for a judge-alone trial.

The three men accused of fatally shooting down Jonathan Bacon outside the Delta Grand Hotel in 2011 won’t face a jury of their peers.

“All accused in this case elected to be tried by a Superior Court Judge sitting without a jury,” said Dan McLaughlin communications counsel with the Criminal Justice Branch.

“Crown Counsel on behalf of the Attorney General of BC consented to this election pursuant to section 473 (1) of the Criminal Code.”

McLaughlin could not provide any information as to the specific circumstances relating to the decision.

Jujhar Khun-Khun, of Surrey, Michael Kerry Hunter Jones of Gibsons, and Jason Thomas McBride,  of North Vancouver opted for a jury-free trial Nov. 17. They have been in custody since being arrested in February of 2013,  and each face a first degree murder charge and with four counts each of attempted murder. There are also firearms offences against them.

The trial is scheduled to begin on May 1, 2017 and it’s scheduled for 10 months.

Bacon was killed outside the Delta Grand hotel in August 2011 after a masked gunman armed with an automatic weapon opened fire on a Porsche Cayenne SUV.

Bacon, who was thought to be the leader of the Red Scorpion gang, died at the scene. Hells Angels member Larry Amero was treated for wounds incurred and two women were also injured — one of whom was paralyzed. A fifth person was said to have run from the bloody scene.

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