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Bail hearing wraps for Jamie Bacon as B.C. Supreme Court judge reserves decision

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December 23, 2017 - 10:30 AM

VANCOUVER - A bail hearing ended Friday in the British Columbia Supreme Court for Jamie Bacon, who is accused of counselling the murder of an individual.

Bacon's lawyer, Kevin Drolet, said outside court that is client is asking to be released in advance of the trial, which Crown has said is scheduled to start April 3.

Justice Catherine Wedge said she intends to release her decision Jan. 9 on whether Bacon will be granted bail.

A publication ban prevents any reporting on submissions or evidence made during the two days of proceedings.

The defence has said Bacon pleaded not guilty to the charge and has chosen to be tried by a jury.

Earlier this month, a judge stayed charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder against Bacon stemming from a separate incident that involved the killing of six people in a Surrey, B.C., apartment in 2007.

Justice Kathleen Ker sealed most of her reasons for staying the charges.

The Crown has filed leave to appeal on the stay and is asking the B.C. Court of Appeal to order a new trial.

Bacon attended Friday's hearing wearing a white button-up shirt and grey dress pants and before leaving court he nodded to his parents, Susan and David, who were in the public gallery.

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