Alleged B.C. gang leader faces new charges related trial draws to a close

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VANCOUVER - An alleged gang leader already accused in a high-profile murder case in B.C. is facing new charges related to an alleged murder plot against a former gang member.

Jamie Bacon is awaiting trial on charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy for the mass shooting that killed six people, including two innocent bystanders, in Surrey, B.C., in October 2007.

Bacon has appeared in court on three new charges, including counselling another person to commit murder.

The Crown confirms the alleged target of the plot is a man known in the Surrey murder case as Person X, and the charges relate to allegations between Nov. 30, 2008 and Jan. 2, 2009.

Person X pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree murder in April 2009 and was expected to testify against Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston, whose trial related to the Surrey murders is expected to wrap up today.

The judge in the Haevischer and Johnston trial ruled last year that Person X's evidence was inadmissible for reasons that have never been made public.

Geographic location: Surrey, VANCOUVER

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