A key Crown witness on the Jamie Bacon trial testified Thursday that he clearly remembers a December 2008 assembly at Bacon’s Abbotsford dwelling after which he was advised he must kill Dennis Karbovanec.
The person, who can solely be recognized as CD as a consequence of a publication ban, admitted to Bacon defence lawyer Kimberly Eldred that he didn’t bear in mind some particulars associated to the day of the assembly.
He agreed along with her that he had made contradictory statements to police about whether or not he drove his black Jeep Cherokee or his black Mercedes sedan to Bacon’s dwelling.
He additionally stated he wasn’t positive whether or not he drove their mutual affiliate — who can solely be referred to as AB — to the assembly or whether or not AB was already at Bacon’s dwelling when CD arrived.
“The car I used to be driving in was insignificant to me on the time. I used to be extra involved with the actual fact I used to be going to should kill Dennis to clear my debt with Jamie,” CD advised jurors and B.C. Supreme Courtroom Justice Catherine Wedge.
“What stands out to me most from that night time was the extreme dialog taking place on the white board and what AB advised me following.”
Eldred grilled CD, who has been underneath cross-examination for seven days, about inconsistencies in his statements to police in 2011, in addition to throughout his proof on the Bacon trial final week.
Bacon is charged with one depend of counselling somebody to commit homicide for the unsuccessful hit on Karbovanec on New 12 months’s Eve 2008.
CD earlier advised jurors that he agreed to kill the Bacon affiliate as a result of Bacon advised him he would forgive CD’s giant drug debt.
After luring Karbovanec to a dead-end Mission avenue, CD stated he opened fireplace, however the Glock handgun he was utilizing jammed and Karbovanec escaped with minor accidents.
He additionally testified that after he and AB left Bacon’s home, AB stuffed him in on particulars of the plot to kill Karbovanec.
He reiterated Thursday that he was shocked about what he was going to should do.
“I used to be uncomfortable throughout this go to to Jamie’s as a result of the dialog between him and AB was extra intense than I had ever seen,” CD stated. “And once I left with AB and I realized that I used to be imagined to kill Dennis to clear the debt, every part else appeared rather a lot much less essential.”
Eldred then requested: “So that you didn’t care about getting the information proper in your November 2011 non-jeopardy statements.”
CD replied that in 2011, he “described what I remembered or what I assumed I remembered at the moment.”
Eldred additionally requested CD about his testimony that the assembly at Bacon’s home was per week or two earlier than the tried homicide. She pointed to 1 police assertion the place he stated it was inside per week of the capturing and one other the place he stated it may need been in early December.
He stated Thursday that he was “estimating” when the assembly was as a result of he didn’t recall the precise date.
“I used to be expressing my uncertainty all through the dialog,” he stated after studying one of many 2011 transcripts of his interview with police.
Eldred requested CD a couple of videotaped assertion he gave to police years earlier throughout which he claimed the white board Bacon wrote on could possibly be folded in half.
He stated Thursday he will need to have been mistaken on the time.
“I don’t recollect it being a folding white board, nor do I recall him folding it,” he testified.
Eldred requested whether or not using white boards was a “police avoidance method.”
Replied CD: “It’s one thing I had realized from Jamie in 2008.”
The trial continues.