Red Scorpions leader sentenced to 12 years 0
Eileen Mohan, seen here outside the B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver Dec. 17, says her son Chris was 22 when he was killed as an innocent bystander in the Surrey Six murders. (PHOTO NICK EAGLAND/ 24 HOURS)
A man who pleaded guilty to his involvement in the Surrey Six murders was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday in Vancouver.
Red Scorpions gang co-founder Quang Vinh Thang “Michael” Le pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder.
In 2007, six people were shot to death in a Surrey apartment during an alleged drug hit.
Le changed his plea to guilty in late November after initially being charged with murder and conspiracy.
But he will only serve three years of the sentence after credit for time served for the more than four years he spent in custody awaiting trial, which is credited at double the time.
Associate Chief Justice Austin Cullen said Le’s complicity was confined to the death of Corey Lal, but the murders of five other men that followed were “a monstrous display of wanton, pitiless violence.”
Eileen Mohan, mother of Surrey Six victim Chris Mohan, expressed disappointment with Le’s sentence, but said she hopes the others facing charges will follow suit and plead guilty.
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