KELOWNA – One of the accused in the Jonathan Bacon gangland assassination in Kelowna made his first court appearance today.
Jujhar Singh Khun-Khun, 25, appeared via video in Kelowna court along with co-accused Jason Thomas McBride, 37, and Michael Kerry Jones, 25.
They’re accused of gunning down Bacon in broad daylight in front of the Delta Grand Hotel in August 2011. A high-ranking member of the Hells Angels, Larry Amero, was seriously injured in the shooting but survived as did a member of the Independent Soldiers.
The fact that Khun-Khun appeared in court means he’s been released from hospital after surviving yet another attack on his life. He and another known gangster were shot several times last January in Surrey. The other man died. Khun-Khun has been in hospital ever since.
Khun-Khun also survived an attack on his life back in September 2011 when he was shot 10 times including once through the heart.
During Thursday’s court appearance, Khun-Khun, McBride and Jones sat side-by-side, at times smiling but didn’t say anything.
The defence lawyers indicated that they’re still waiting for disclosure from the Crown.
The case has been put off until mid-June.