Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Trial delayed in 15-year-old Hells Angels double murder

Leslie Douglas Greenwood, seen here in 2012, will face a new murder trial.
Leslie Douglas Greenwood, 46, had tentatively been scheduled to stand trial by judge and jury in Kentville Supreme Court during November but an adjournment has been granted. Tentative dates have now been set for March.

Greenwood is charged with the murders of Barry Kirk Mersereau, 48, and Nancy Paula Christensen, 47. The couple was shot to death in their home in September 2000. The Hells Angels biker gang ordered the killings as a payment for Greenwood and another man’s – Michael Lawrence – drug debt. He was convicted of the murders following a three-week Supreme Court jury trial that concluded in May 2012. The convictions were later overturned.

Michael Lawrence pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder. Lawrence is the key witness for the Crown, which is arguing the murders were Hells Angels-ordered, execution-style killings.
Greenwood is also charged with the first-degree murders of Kirk Murray, 47, and Antonio Onesi, 51, and conspiracy to commit murder.

The two were shot to death in the parking lot of a Montreal McDonald’s restaurant in January 2010.

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