Accused killer Conor D’Monte should be sent to Canada for trial: U.S. Attorney
A violent gang war in the Lower Mainland in the late 2000s was highlighted at an extradition hearing Friday in Puerto Rico for one of the men alleged to be involved.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Marshal D. Morgan heard that the UN gang was battling over drug turf with their rivals in the Red Scorpions, including brothers Jonathan, Jarrod and Jamie Bacon.
UN gangster Conor D’Monte not only plotted to kill the Bacons and other Scorpions, but he was also part of the hunt and even put up some of the reward money, Assistant U.S. Attorney Julian Radzinschi told Morgan.
After 11 years on the run, D’Monte was arrested last February in a suburb of San Juan, Puerto Rico, with a firearm in his possession. He had been living there for years under the alias Johnny Williams, volunteering for a honeybee charity and playing beach tennis almost daily.
The Vancouver native was charged in January 2011 with murder and conspiracy in the February 2009 slaying of Red Scorpion Kevin LeClair and the broader plot in 2008 and ’09 to murder rival gangsters.
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