Saturday, November 5, 2016

Dean Sahanovitch arrested in the slaying of Jonathen Patko

55 year-old Dean Sahanovitch was arrested last week in the slaying of Jonathen Patko. Patko was shot on September 24th, in the area of 243rd Street and 102nd Avenue, Maple Ridge. Patko, 32, was gunned down on his doorstep in a targeted shooting. He was taken to hospital but later died from his injuries.

Patko was charged in the beating death of Milo Milot along with Independent Soldiers gang member Jesse John Margison in 2012. Patko was later acquitted by a jury, while Margison pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Jesse John MargisonMargison was left severely brain-damaged after a planned attack at North Fraser pre-trial jail in 2012. He was in custody on charges of kidnapping, assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm when he was beaten. He and five others were charged after police thwarted a kidnapping in progress. Margison suffered a basal skull fracture, fractures of the left and right orbital bones and extensive damage to the frontal and temporal lobes of his brain.

A B.C. Supreme court jury found Margison unfit to stand trial because of his injuries. Margison could not walk without assistance, or without the use of a walker, and needs to wear a diaper. Leonard Joseph Cardinal, 33, pleaded guilty in March 2013 and was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
Margison's girlfriend, Brianna Helen Kinnear, 21, was shot dead in Coquitlam in 2009.
Alfred Walcott (clockwise from top left), Brianna Helen Kinnear, Nicholas Smith and Jeff Cornell were all shot dead in 2009. Police say they were street-level drug dealers known as a 'crew'. Drugs and money of the Independent Soldiers allegedly went missing.

Police said at the time that the slaying of Walcott, Cornell, Kinnear and Smith should serve as a strong warning to others involved with gangs and the illegal drug trade.
Jesse John Margison was involved in another 2006 incident where drugs and cash went missing, ending in the forcible confinement, torture and mutilation of a North Vancouver man.