UPDATE: Sophon Sek pleads guilty to break-and-enter in Surrey Six murders

Sentenced to less than a year for role in mass murder; Manslaughter charge stayed.

Sophon Sek

A man who helped the Surrey Six killers to the apartment door where their victims were murdered has pleaded guilty to break-and-enter and has been sentenced to 285 days jail.

Sophon Sek entered the plea in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Friday afternoon (Dec. 18).

The court heard that on Oct. 19, 2007, Sek arranged to bring Red Scorpions gang members to visit Corey Lal – a rival drug dealer – so they could rob him. They paid Sek $25,000 to let them into the Surrey apartment building.

Lal and five others, including his brother Michael and friends Eddie Narong and Ryan Bartolomeo, as well as gas fitter Ed Schellenberg and apartment neighbour Christopher Mohan, were executed that day.

Sek’s lawyer said his client was shocked to learn of the deaths of the six men, but did not go to police.

He was also facing a manslaughter charge in connection with his role, but that was stayed on Friday.

Eileen Mohan, mom of innocent victim Christopher Mohan, said her son would be here today if it wasn’t for Sek.

“Mr. Sek, had you not participated in this crime, my son would have never been delivered to me in a casket,” she said in a victim impact statement.

Sek is already in prison serving a five-year jail sentence for a string of unrelated drug and weapons charges he pleaded guilty to earlier this year.

Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston were convicted in October 2014 of six counts of first-degree murder in the Surrey Six case and are serving life sentences. Two others have also been convicted in the case and accused Jamie Bacon has yet to face trial.

– with files from CBC News

 

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