Accused gang killer got increasingly stressed as police closed in, witness testified
A B.C. Supreme Court judge was shown several videos this week that were surreptitiously recorded inside an Edmonton apartment as a former associate of Tyrel Nguyen asked him about two Lower Mainland murders.
The conversations played for Justice Miriam Gropper were captured on hidden cameras between Nov. 15 and Dec. 20, 2019 — the day Nguyen was arrested and charged with the October 2017 murder in Surrey of gangster Randy Kang and the November 2018 mistaken-identity killing of Abbotsford university student Jagvir Malhi.
The former associate, who can only be identified as AB, agreed to become a police agent in October 2019 and re-establish contact with his longtime friend after a falling out months earlier.
AB had already told police that Nguyen had disclosed details of both murders during conversations that contained both words and re-enactments of the shootings.
But officers from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team asked AB if he would be willing to go undercover in an effort to get more evidence from the alleged Brothers Keepers hitman.