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Jamie Bacon in court for retrial on murder counselling charge

Last Updated Mar 3, 2020 at 12:08 pm PST

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Summary

Second trial for allegedly counselling someone to commit murder

First trial ended in a mistrial due to a deadlocked jury

Trial could take several months

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Jamie Bacon is back in B.C. Supreme Court for the second trial on a charge of counselling someone to commit murder more than 10 years ago.

The trial, which began Tuesday morning in Vancouver, is the second on the same charge. In May 2019, a judge declared a mistrial after a jury said it couldn’t reach a verdict after hearing more than three months of testimony.

Bacon is accused of arranging the murder of Dennis Karbovanec in late 2008. Karbonvanec survived the hit.

In June 2019, NEWS 1130 legal analyst Michael Shapray said the second trial could see both the prosecution and defence change tactics.

“Sometimes it’s easier to run a trial a second time. You can re-examine things that happened during the first trial and make modifications. Sometimes a prosecutor can fix things that didn’t go so well the first time,” he said at the time.