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Gang leader gets 12-yrs. for mass killing

A former gang leader has received a 12-year prison sentence, but he'll serve just over three years for his role in connection to the deaths of six people.

Quang Vinh Thang (Michael) Le pleaded guilty last month to conspiracy to commit murder in connection to the mass killing that left six dead, including two bystanders.

The six bodies were found in October 2007 in a highrise condominium in Surrey, in what the Crown has alleged was an execution of a rival drug trafficker.

BC Supreme Court Judge Austin Cullen says while Le only pleaded guilty in connection with one murder, his actions set off a chain of events that led to the deaths of six.

Le had been standing trial since late September along with Matthew Johnston and Cody Haevischer, whose trial is continuing.

Another person, whose name can't be published, pleaded guilty in 2009, while alleged gang leader Jamie Bacon is expected to stand trial next year.

The Canadian Press

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