Surrey Six Massacre: Charges Laid
An alleged Red Scorpion gang associate has pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of six people at a high-rise building in Surrey in October 2007.
Dennis Karbonavec pleaded guilty to the killings at Vancouver Supreme Court on Friday, as well as one count of conspiracy to commit murder. Three others were also charged.
Steve Brown, the brother-in-law of one man killed in the slaughter at the Balmoral Tower apartment 18 months ago - said he was relieved at the charges.
Brown’s friend and relative Ed Schellenberg was an innocent passerby on the 15th floor of the building fixing the gas fireplace when the killers arrived.
“I think credit has to go to the IHIT detectives. I know they have had two teams of detectives working full-time and all the credit goes to the police,” Brown said. “We need to get justicve for Ed so that his wife Lois and his two adult kids can have closure.”
A second innocent killed was Chris Mohan, a 22-year-old who lived across the hall from the death penthouse and was on his way to a basketball game when the killers arrived.