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Witness says gang boss ordered defector killed, provided guns to shooters – CP

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2016433 Views

Source: The Canadian Press
Sep 15, 2016 

By CKOM

THE CANADIAN PRESS

SASKATOON _ A witness has testified that Joshua Petrin arranged for guns to be delivered to two men who are now serving life sentences for the killing of a mother of four who was gunned down in her own home because of a mixup in addresses.

Colton Menard told the judge hearing Petrin’s trial for first-degree murder that he sold cocaine for the White Boy Posse gang in 2012, and that Petrin was his boss.

Menard testified that sometime during the summer of 2012, he was ordered to come back from Inuvik to take over the White Boy Posse’s cocaine sales in Lloydminster, a town on the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary.

He said told court he was taking over for a man known as T.J. who had fled the gang, and that Petrin viewed his departure as a betrayal and a risk, in terms of what information might be fed to police.

The Crown contends that Petrin ordered a hit on T.J., but the shooters got the wrong address and ended up killing Lorry Ann Santos as she peered out her window after her doorbell had been rung.

Menard said Petrin regularly asked him if he knew where T.J. was, offering to help secure full membership in the gang if Menard killed the man.

“He told me there was $40,000 on (T.J.’s) head, and we had to get him, or he could take us down for conspiracy,” Menard said.

Some time later, Menard said he got a message from Petrin that T.J. had been found in Saskatoon.

He said Petrin ordered him to organize a driver to bring three pistols from Edmonton to Lloydminster and to then get two of those guns to Randy O’Hagan.

He said O’Hagan and Petrin went to Saskatoon days before the Santos shooting.

O’Hagan was convicted in 2014 for his role in the slaying of the 34-year-old woman, who was home on maternity leave after having her fourth child.

(CKOM)

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