Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Killer of Surrey gangster pleads guilty to manslaughter, murder charge dropped

Johnny Steven Drynock, 24, had been facing a first-degree murder charge in connection with the execution of Birinderjeet Justin Bhangu on March 13, 2017. Drynock pleaded guilty to manslaughter using a firearm on the first day of his trial. A stay was entered on his first-degree murder charge. His sentence of 14 years, after receiving credit for pre-sentence custody, is now 10 years, 9 months. Drynock will be eligible for full parole after serving one-third of his term, or about 42 months.

Birinderjeet Justin Bhangu, 29, had extensive links to gang violence. He had a long criminal record dating back more than a decade.