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Sophon Sek pleads guilty to leading Surrey Six murderers to their victims

Sophon Sek, accused in the 2007 Surrey Six case handed a one year sentence after pleading guilty on charge of break-and-enter with intent to commit an indictable offence.

Sek was paid $25k to lead killers Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston to suite where 6 men were murdered

Sophon Sek won more than $364,000 in a poker championship the day before he was arrested on manslaughter and breaking and entering charges. ((Great Canadian Gaming))

Gang associate Sophon Sek, the man who helped the Surrey Six killers gain access to their victims, has pleaded guilty to break-and-enter with intent to commit an indictable offence, in relation to his role in the 2007 slayings.

Sek was sentenced to one year to be served consecutively on a six year sentence he received last month for unrelated drugs and gun charges. 

The court heard Sek was paid $25,000 to lead Red Scorpion gang members Matthew Johnston and Cody Haevischer to the Surrey, B.C. apartment of a rival gang member.

Sek knocked on the door, under the premise he was there to do a drug deal. 

Six men were murdered execution style by Johnston and Haevisher in the apartment. Two — Christopher Mohan and Ed Schellenberg — were innocent bystanders. The other four were involved in the drug trade and described by police as having criminal lifestyles.

Eileen Mohan told the court her son Christopher would not have been murdered if it were not for the actions of Sek. 

Eileen Mohan speaks to the media after the sentencing of Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston. Mohan's 22-year-old son, Christopher, was killed along with five other people at a Surrey, B.C. high rise in 2007. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

"Mr. Sek, had you not participated in this crime my son would have never been delivered to me in a casket," she said in a tearful victim impact statement.

In December 2014, Haevischer and Johnston were sentenced to life in prison for six counts of first degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder.

During their trial, Crown prosecutors argued Haevischer and Johnston went to the apartment to kill a gangster who had failed to meet a deadline to repay a $100,000 drug debt.

The other five men were allegedly killed to eliminate witnesses.

At the time, Metro Vancouver was in the grips of a violent gang war dominated by a deadly rivalry between the Red Scorpions and the UN gang.

With files from Jason Proctor

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