A British Columbia man convicted in a gang beating more than 10 years ago will remain behind bars, after the province’s Supreme Court rejected his appeal Thursday.
Corey Valley was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the fatal shooting of Kevin Leclerc, a member of the Red Scorpion gang, outside Langley Mall in February 2009.
The killing came at the height of the gang war between the Red Scorpions and the UN gang.
Valle fled to Mexico, but was arrested in Guadalajara in 2014 and returned to Canada to stand trial.
With the British Columbia Court of Appeals rejecting his appeal, Vale will continue to serve a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.
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Investigators continue to search for the man allegedly involved in the strike, Conor de Monti, who is wanted for the murder, the Combined Forces Joint Law Enforcement Unit in British Columbia said Thursday.
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Damon, who is believed to have fled Canada in 2011, is considered an “international fugitive,” CFSEU said, adding that anyone with information on his current whereabouts was required to contact local police.
A reward of $100,000 for information leading to Demonte’s arrest remains in effect until January 30, 2022.
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