Dennis Karbovanec Gets Life For Surrey Six Killings
Dennis Karbovanec has received a life sentence, with no possibility of parole for 15 years, after pleading guilty to three counts of second-degree murder in the so-called "Surrey Six massacre".
Last week the Red Scorpion gang member entered a surprise guilty plea in connection with the deaths of Chris Mohan, Michael Lal and Ryan Bartolomeo.
They and three others were killed in an apartment in the Balmoral Tower high-rise in October 2007.
The sentence was handed down Thursday after B.C. Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Patrick Dohm imposed a ban on the sentencing hearing of the long-time gangster, who admitted he killed three of the six slaughtered in a Surrey highrise on Oct. 19, 2007.
Dohm said the other three men accused in the plot could have their fair trial rights prejudiced if details of Karbovanec's plea bargain are made public.
Nor are circumstances of what happened in suite 1505 18 months ago allowed to be published or broadcast, Dohm said.
"It does appear to me on the information presently before the court that the situation presented here today is a classic one where a ban on publication is absolutely essential," Dohm said.