Suspect in Langley slaying arrested in Mexico


Cory Vallee, wanted for the brazen murder of Kevin LeClair outside a Langley grocery store in 2009, has been arrested in Mexico and deported back to Canada.

Vallee was arrested on Aug. 14. The Mexican authorities noticed a red flag on his name issued by Interpol. He was returned to Canada on Aug. 17, according to a Mexican government press release. (The release was translated through Google.)

LeClair, an associate of the Bacon Brothers, was shot and killed on Feb. 6, 2009, outside the Walnut Grove IGA. His attackers peppered an area outside the store with gunfire before speeding off. No one else was hurt.

Vallee was later charged with first degree murder for the killing, one of a series of slayings linked to the gang war of 2009.

Also charged was Conor D’Monte, who at the time was the alleged leader of the UN Gang. The UN Gang was feuding with the Bacon brothers and their Red Scorpion allies.

Vallee is also charged with murdering Jonathan Barber. Barber was a 24-year-old innocent bystander with no gang connections. He was driving a Porsche Cayenne, preparing to install a custom stereo, and was shot whole driving. His girlfriend, following in another car, was wounded in the hail of gunfire. The car was linked to one of the Bacons.

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