A judge has stayed charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder against Jamie Bacon – accused in the execution-style slayings of six men in Surrey.
Bacon was accused of the first-degree murder of Corey Lal, one of six people murdered in a highrise apartment in October 2007.
The B.C. Supreme Court released its ruling Friday in an application for a stay filed by Bacon.
The evidence and reasons for the decision were sealed by the court.
In a release, Attorney General David Eby said he was shocked: “The families of the victims and all who have been impacted by this terrible crime deserve peace, and they will not find it today.”
Eby says the prosecution team will review the decision closely and try to identify possible avenues of appeal.
Bacon remains in custody on a charge of counselling the murder of an individual.
A trial on that charge is set to commence on April 3, 2018.