Gangster Jamie Bacon denied bail

Notorious gangster Jamie Bacon has been denied bail.

According to multiple media reports, Justice Catherine Wedge made the ruling in B.C. Supreme Court Tuesday morning.

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He will remain in custody pending his trial in April on a charge of counseling someone to commit an indictable offence — murder — stemming from a failed hit on a former associate in 2008.

Bacon has been behind bars since April 2009 after he was arrested and charged in the Surrey Six slayings. He was charged with first degree murder and conspiracy to commit the murder of Corey Lal. Lal was one of six victims in the slaying at the Balmoral Tower building in Surrey on Oct. 19, 2007.

On Dec. 1, 2017 B.C. Supreme Court Justice Kathleen Ker granted an application for a stay of proceedings to terminate the prosecution against Bacon and the two charges were judicially stayed.

Most of the reasons in the decision, however, have been sealed and Crown counsel is appealing the ruling. During his time in jail he also served a sentence for a 2010 conviction on firearms charges.

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