Sunday, August 29, 2021

Hells Angels hit man Dean Kelsie wins parole

A Hells Angels hitman has been granted parole after 18 years. Dean Daniel Kelsie and three other men were found guilty in the October 2000 murder of Sean Simmons.

Sean Simmons, right, and Hells Angels Neil Smith.
Simmons was gunned down in an apartment in Dartmouth on orders from Smith because Simmons had an affair with his wife. Drug dealers Wayne James, gunman Dean Kelsie James and Paul Derry owed money to Neil Smith, who supplied them with drugs. “An opportunity presented itself for that drug debt to be cleared, and that opportunity was the murder of Sean Simmons,” the prosecutor said.
Paul Derry is a career rat. As a paid police informant, he had immunity when he sold drugs and ran guns. He got a pass in 2000 when he was spared charges for his key role in the killing.

Dean Kelsie
Simmons was killed by a single gunshot to the head. Dean Kelsie pulled the trigger. He was convicted in March 2003. Dean Kelsie used Paul Derry’s .32. Derry drove the getaway vehicle and disposed of evidence, including the murder weapon. He went to work for the police, and wore a wire when he visited one of the killers in jail. Derry and his family entered the RCMP’s witness protection in April 2001. He was kicked out in 2011 after he wrote a book about the killing, appeared in a tv documentary and gave interviews.