Saskatoon Terror Squad leader pleads guilty to 2013 murder

Nicholas Giroux has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to 2013 stabbing in North Battleford hotel.

Nicholas Clifford Giroux is the self-described founding member of Saskatoon gang

Nicholas Giroux has a history of violence. (Saskatoon Police.)

A prominent member of the Terror Squad street gang is going to prison for life, with no chance of parole for at least ten years, after pleading guilty to second degree murder.

Nicholas Clifford Giroux admitted that he fatally stabbed 20-year-old Thang Sian Mang in a North Battleford hotel room in 2013.

Prosecutor Bill Burge confirmed the plea and sentence.

Mang had nothing to do with the gang. He had gone to North Battleford with another man and was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Giroux is well known to Saskatoon police.

In 2010, police undertook a sweeping wiretap operation after a high-ranking member of the Terror Squad was fatally stabbed in a Saskatoon bar parking lot. Those wiretaps revealed a complex and lucrative cocaine retailing operation run by the gang.

In October, 2011, Giroux was convicted of possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.