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Defence calls no evidence in B.C. gang murder trial; closing arguments in July

June 09, 2014 - 10:55 AM

VANCOUVER - Defence lawyers for two alleged Vancouver-area gang members on trial for the murders of six people, including two innocent bystanders, say they aren't calling any witnesses.

Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston are each charged with one count of conspiracy and six counts of first-degree murder for a mass killing in October 2007.

Their lawyers have told the judge hearing the case that they aren't calling any evidence.

Closing submissions are scheduled to begin July 2.

The trial has heard from 73 witnesses, including former gang leader Michael Le, who was charged in the same case then pleaded guilty to conspiracy midway through the trial and agreed to become a co-operating witness.

The Crown alleges the killing began as a hit on a rival drug trafficker, but that five others were killed to eliminate potential witnesses.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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