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Gangster involved in Bacon murder in Kelowna fails in bid to apply for parole early

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August 23, 2019 - 12:16 PM

KELOWNA - Jujhar Khun-Khun lost an appeal to apply for full parole a year earlier than is currently allowed.

Khun-Khun was sentenced in May 2018 to 18 years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder in the death of gangster Jonathan Bacon in downtown Kelowna in 2011.

That sentence actually consisted of being given credit for eight of those years because he had already spent more than five years in jail before he was sentenced. That means, he has 10 more years to serve and is not eligible to apply for full parole for five years.

Khun-Khun appealed the way those terms were calculated.

He argued that the credit for time served (eight years) should be counted as part of the additional 10-year sentence so parole eligibility would be after nine of the 18-year total.

In a B.C. Supreme Court ruling issued today, Aug. 23, his appeal was denied by a panel of three justices. They ruled that his actual jail sentence was 10 years and the time already served did not count as part of that sentence. Therefore, he has to wait for the full five years before applying for parole.

That means, he will be in jail for a total of 10 years and a little more than two months before being eligible to apply for parole.

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