Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Jon Bacon Murder Trial to be held without Jury

The trial of three men charged with the murder of Jon Bacon in Kelowna five years ago will be heard by a judge with no jury. That's unusual for murder cases but both the Crown and defence have agreed to it.

Bacon was killed in August 2011 when his Porsche Cayenne SUV was riddled with bullets outside the Delta Grand Hotel in Kelowna. A masked gunman armed with an automatic weapon opened fire.
Jujhar Khun-Khun, Jason Thomas McBride and Michael Hunter Jones have been charged with murder and attempted murder in the mid-day execution. The trial is scheduled to start next May, and is expected to last ten months.

A high-security court room has been built and the cell blocks upgraded at a cost of about $4 million to accommodate the trial.