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Jody Elliott. Photo: Contributed
Jody Elliott. Photo: Contributed

Third man sentenced in Elliot murder

by Castanet Staff - Story: 52509
Feb 4, 2010 / 6:00 pm

As a third man is sentenced in the 2005 murder of low-level drug dealer Jody Elliot, information has surfaced that as many as three other people may have been involved.

Thursday in B.C. Supreme Court, 39-year-old Ramoncito Viejon pled guilty to manslaughter in connection with his role in the murder of Elliot.

The judge handed Viejon an 11 year jail sentence. With two-for-one credit for time already served, Viejon will serve another 29 months behind bars.

Two other men have already pled guilty and are serving time behind bars while a fourth man, Daniel James Mader, goes on trial next month.

However, court heard Thursday police believe as many as seven people were directly involved in the murder of Elliot, meaning three are still roaming the streets, seemingly getting away with murder.

Police say Elliot was not just a low-level dealer, but also was in the habit of beating up and ripping off other drug dealers.

He made a lot of enemies, one of whom apparently put out a contract on Elliot's life.

They say Elliot was lured to a home near the old ferry docks on the Westside in November 2005 where he was shot twice.

The two men who allegedly lured Elliot to the home were paid $1,000 and given some drugs.

As they left, Elliot begged, "Don't leave me here bro, don't do this to me."

Elliot was eventually driven to a wooded area on the Westside and beaten to death with a hammer.

His hands and head were cut off, presumably to prove to someone the job had been done.

The two men who lured Elliot to the home and the man who issued the contract and gave the final go-ahead to have Elliot killed, have yet to see the inside of a courtroom.

Police believe they know who the mystery man is, but don't have enough evidence to lay charges on him.


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