Hells Angels link suggested at murder trial
The Crown is suggesting that a prison inmate charged in the slaying of another inmate at Saskatchewan Penitentiary had links to the Hells Angels.
Among evidence submitted Wednesday by the Crown was a Quebec prison snapshot of Christopher Robert Cluney, who has been charged with first-degree murder, and one of the gang's notorious leaders, Maurice (Mom) Boucher.
Cluney, 33, is on trial in Prince Albert for the 2003 stabbing death of Aimé Simard,
Simard, a confessed killer for the Hells Angels, had testified against the outlaw motorcycle gang. He was transferred to Saskatchewan Penitentiary because he thought it would be safe, but was stabbed 187 times shortly after arriving.
Cluney and another inmate, Alvin Vern Starblanket, were charged with his murder. Starblanket pleaded guilty to second-degree murder earlier this week and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance at parole for 13 years.
However, defence lawyer Morris Bodnar has maintained his client is not with the Hells Angels.
"The documentation that I have, that we will hopefully be dealing with in court, shows that when he was paroled he had no contact with any biker gang," Bodnar said.
The non-jury trial before Queen's Bench Justice Ron Mills continues Thursday.