Reputed Hells Angel charged with ordering three murders
Published Tuesday, July 12, 2011 2:55PM EDT
MONTREAL - A former member of the Halifax chapter of the Hells Angels has been charged in connection with a third murder in the Montreal area.
Jeffrey Albert Lynds was already facing charges related to the murders of two men, Kirk Murray and Anthony Onesi, who were gunned down in NDG in January 2010.
Now Lynds has been charged with ordering the February 2010 death of a man who was shot and killed in Longueuil.
Prosecutors say that Lynds joined the Nomads chapter of the criminal gang after the Halifax chapter disbanded a decade ago, and that he ordered the deaths of several people.
Timothy and Robert William Simpson, who have been convicted and sentenced to life in prison for shooting and killing Murray and Onesi, say they were working for Lynds at the time.
Murray served a 15-year sentence for the second-degree murder of two men in 1983.
After Murray was granted parole he moved to the South shore and made friends with people who did not necessarily know his criminal history.
It was one of those friends, Onesi, who gave Murray a lift from Chateauguay to NDG the night both were killed. Onesi was shot because he was an inconvenient witness to Murray's murder.
The Simpson brothers say that Lynds ordered them to kill Mark Stewart in Longeuil a few weeks after the NDG murder.