Trial for ‘Bad Ass Barry’ begins in July

Man charged in May, 2014 murder in Cloverdale will face trial in July.

Barry McQuarrie

Barry McQuarrie

The trial for Langley’s ‘Bad Ass’ Barry McQuarrie, who is facing a first-degree murder charge, is set for July in Surrey.

The provincial court has set aside at least nine days for the trial.

McQuarrie  last appeared in court to set a trial date  on Jan. 22.

He is accused in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend Gregory Quesnelle, 32, who was originally from southern Ontario.

Quesnelle was found shot  in his girlfriend’s Cloverdale townhome in May 2014.

McQuarrie was captured while hiding in a Langley home owner’s garage after two months of being on the run from police. The home owner did not know him.

On Monday, May 12, 2014, just before midnight, RCMP responded to a report of a man being shot at a home near 176 Street and 57 Avenue.

Quesnelle was found injured in the townhome and was taken to hospital, where he died of his wounds.

Shortly after that, police identified McQuarrie as a suspect. Later a man called CTV News, claiming to be McQuarrie.

He denied killing Quesnelle, but admitted they were at odds over a woman and he had pepper sprayed his rival in self-defence days before the murder.

“I didn’t go back and kill him,” the man said.

“I just want them [the police] to know I’m not armed and dangerous. I’m not trying to hurt anyone. I’m just trying to stay out of jail.”

He said he planned on keeping his freedom as long as possible.

“I want to enjoy as much of the summer as I possibly can,” the man said.

“When the time comes after the summer, maybe I’ll hand myself in. Maybe.”

Police confirmed through surveillance footage, that he made the call from a pay phone in Aldergrove.

Court records show he has a number aliases, including Nicholas Randell McQuarrie, Richard Laary, Barry Bayer, Bad Ass Barry, and just Badass.