Bacon brother faces new charge
Jamie Bacon faces a new charge in court. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)
One of the three Bacon brothers is facing a new charge alleging he was trying to get a Crown witness in the Surrey Six case killed.
According to a B.C. Supreme Court indictment, Jamie Bacon had, in 2008 and 2009, tried to get another man to kill Person X, who was intended to testify in the Surrey Six murder trial.
According to media reports, Person X’s testimony had since been banned from the trial for reasons undisclosed.
Surrey Six refers to the execution-style slayings in 2007 in which six people — including two innocents — were killed over a drug dispute.
The intended victim cannot be named due to a court publication ban.
One of the charges goes over how Bacon “unlawfully did counsel” the man to kill Person X, who was earlier described in court as having been a member of the Red Scorpion gang that the Bacon brothers are alleged to have run.
Two other similar charges outline how the murder plot to kill Person X was related to a criminal organization, and that Bacon gave the instructions, either directly or indirectly.
Bacon, the youngest of the three brothers, is also awaiting his own trial for charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in relation to the slayings.