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Jonathan Bacon murder trial set for April 2016

10/07/2014 09:56 EDT | Updated 12/07/2014 05:59 EST
The trial date for the three men accused of killing gang leader Jonathan Bacon three years ago outside a resort in Kelowna has been set to start April 4, 2016.

Jujhar Khun-Khun, 25, of Surrey, Michael Kerry Hunter Jones, 25, of Gibsons, and Jason Thomas McBride, 37, of North Vancouver have each been charged with one count of first-degree murder. They have also been charged with four counts each of attempted murder and three firearms offences.

The trio has been in custody since they were arrested in February 2013.

Bacon was killed outside the Delta Grand hotel in Kelowna after a masked gunman armed with an automatic weapon opened fire on a group of people inside a Porsche Cayenne SUV.

Bacon was confirmed dead at the scene, and four others were wounded by bullets.

One of the passengers, Leah Hayden-Watts, was permanently paralyzed in the shooting. Hells Angels member Larry Amero was also wounded in the shooting.

The shooting was linked to a bloody gang war between Bacon's Red Scorpions gang and its rival, the UN gang.

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