Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Gunman double murderer admits to at least 3 other slayings

Robert Simpson
Robert Simpson, 53, was the man who pulled the trigger in the murders of Kirk Murray and Antonio Onesi, on Jan. 24, 2010, after they had been lured to the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant.
In the months leading up to the murders, Simpson had been working as a bodyguard for Jeffrey Albert Lynds, a full-patch member of the Hells Angels Nomad chapter based in Ontario.

HA Jeffrey Albert Lynds

Leslie Greenwood
The man on trial, Leslie Greenwood, a 45-year-old Nova Scotia man, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and is alleged to have been the getaway driver when Murray and Onesi were shot.

Initially, Simpson told the jury, his work with Lynds involved establishing the gang’s drug trafficking presence in Nova Scotia, by selling drugs purchased in Montreal. “(Late in 2009) there weren’t any Hells Angels east of Ontario because all the Hells Angels were arrested in (Operation) SharQc,” Simpson said when asked by prosecutor Annabelle Sheppard why Lynds worked in Nova Scotia if he belonged to a chapter based in Ontario.
Lynds hatched a plan where he would use Murray to kill Vigeant and then Simpson would kill off Murray. “He wanted to kill two birds with one stone,” Simpson said, while adding later that Lynds promised Murray he’d get a patch in the Hells Angels if he killed Vigeant. Murray, a man who had served time for killing two people, was very eager to become a Hells Angel but botched the hit on Vigeant, who escaped out of his home in Verdun after being shot and called 911.

The fact that Vigeant survived made things much worse for Lynds, Simpson said, especially if the Hells Angels learned he had offered a membership to Murray. “(Lynds) was livid, fricking livid,” Simpson recalled.
Lynds was found dead in his prison cell in the Montreal area in January 2012.