A former United Nations gangster said his group discussed dropping a bomb from one of its helicopters on the Abbotsford home of the Bacon brothers in its efforts to kill the sibling trio.
And the man, who can only be identified as C due to a sweeping publication ban, testified that he also plotted to put cyanide inside steroids Jamie Bacon was getting smuggled into prison in 2013 while awaiting trial in the Surrey Six murder case.
C provided more sensational testimony Tuesday at the murder trial of Cory Vallee, who’s charged with conspiracy to kill the Bacons and first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of their pal Kevin LeClair.
He told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Janice Dillon that he discussed the possibility of an aerial bombing with gang leader Conor D’Monte probably in late 2008.
“We had helicopter pilots at our disposal. So one thought was we build an aerial bomb and drop it from the helicopter on the Bacon’s parents’house,” C testified.
They decided the aerial bomb plot was “too difficult logistically.”
“You never know how big the bomb could be. You could damage or kill the neighbours,” said the longtime UN gangster who began co-operating with police last year.
But he and D’Monte did look into getting a rocket launcher so they could “use it to pierce one of the Bacons’armoured vehicles.”
They were unsuccessful in buying a rocket launcher and also had trouble getting grenades, another possible tool they considered in their war with the rival Bacons and their Red Scorpion gang.
C testified that he also built a bomb that was going to be placed under a Bacon vehicle, but the idea was abandoned.
Their plan to poison Jamie Bacon went a little further, C testified.
“An associate of Jamie Bacon’s was trying to get him some steroids and drugs to get smuggled into the prison for him,” C said.
The usual steroid dealer was out of product, so the UN saw an opening to provide the steroids, but spike them with poison first, he testified.
“Conor at the time had some liquid cyanide. He had his driver bring it to me. But by the time he got it to me, it was too late to get it put into a steroid. The window closed.”
C also testified about being in Langley with Vallee and another UN gangster named Jesse Adkins on Feb. 6, 2009, the day of the LeClair shooting.
He left them in the early afternoon to go to Richmond and prepare an MDMA shipment to Mexico, he said.
He later got a BlackBerry message from D’Monte saying “Traitor got it,” a reference to LeClair who was a former UN associate, C said.
Within a week, he met both Vallee and Adkins and they admitted they were the hit men, C said.
He said Vallee was thrilled with the way the AR-15 he used had handled that day, he told Dillon.
He said both men were “proud” of what they had done and told C how the murder went down.
“They saw him, they followed him into the lot. They ran up on the vehicle. Cory bumped into that one guy. They got up to the vehicle and Kevin was sitting in his car. I believe Cory couldn’t find the safety on the gun. So the gun safety was on. It took one second to figure it out. He unloaded it. The rate of fire on the gun was really, really fast so he unloaded the entire clip in a matter of seconds,” C said.
“Jesse was on the side of the vehicle, pulled out his gun, got one shot off and the gun jammed.”
He said both men dropped their firearms at the scene – a strip mall just off Highway 1 in Walnut Grove.
C testified that he warned both men about disclosing details of the murder to anyone else.
He said Vallee and Adkins split a $50,000 reward for the LeClair hit.
Both men later fled to Mexico with the help of a UN cartel connection in L.A., C testified.
He kept in touch with both men through encrypted BlackBerry messages.
The trial continues.