Police laid charges against six inmates at maximum-security Millhaven Institution related to an incident March 20 in which prison guards shot two convicts, killing one of them, Jordan Trudeau, 29 (inset). The latest dirty half dozen swept up in the investigation is a motley crew of gangsters and killers, including Demar Duntin, 25, who shot a 23-year-old man in the head in 2007 in Mississauga, Ontario, because he thought he was a rat who planned to give evidence to prosecutors. In Millhaven, Duntin would be a “standup guy” because he demonstrated his commitment to the supposed gangster code of never turning on your bros.
In addition to Duntin, the crew includes murderer Thomas Riordan, 22, who shot a man in the chest and arm in Waterdown, Ontario, as part of a drug ripoff payback. The victim died after Riordan and a gang of accomplices shot, stabbed and bashed the man. Riordan also would be considered a “solid” con in Millhaven who was entitled to payback for a ripoff.
Riordan has been charged with counselling to commit murder, which may mean police believe he’s the con who gave the orders for others to dump (kill) 34-year-old fellow inmate Steven McDonald. McDonald was attacked on March 20 in an incident that prompted correctional officers at Millhaven to open fire to stop the attack. Trudeau, who was part of the attacking group, was killed. Another inmate, David Bagshaw (inset right), was hit by a prison-guard bullet but he was not seriously hurt. Bagshaw is a notorious murderer who stabbed 14-year-old Stefanie Rengel to death in Toronto in 2008 on orders from his manipulative girlfriend, Melissa Todorovic, who also was convicted in the murder.
Bagshaw already had been charged with attempted murder in the prison assault on McDonald. Another con charged today is Ottawa drive-by shooter Ahmed Zalal.
Here’s the complete release issued today by police about the charges against the Millhaven Six:
FROM/DE: Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad DATE: May 6, 2011
Update – Millhaven Investigation
Further Charges Laid
(Kingston, ON) – On Sunday, March 20, 2011, the Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad, under the direction of OPP Detective Inspector Rene Bazinet, Criminal Investigation Branch, responded to the maximum security unit in Millhaven Federal Institution to investigate assaults.
The “Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad” has further charged:
Inmates Jerome CAMPBELL, 22 and Jamal JOHNSON, 22 with assault,
Inmates Demar DUNTIN, 25 and Ahmed ZALAL, 25 with forcible confinement,
Inmate Thomas RIORDAN, 22 with counselling to commit murder and
Inmate Dakota MANITOWABI, 21 with aggravated assault.
The Investigation is still open and further charges are pending.
During the violence, several inmates attacked another inmate with weapons. The “Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad” charged Federal Inmate DavidBAGSHAW, 21 with the attempted murder of 34-year-old inmate, Steven McDONALD.
BAGSHAW was shot by Correctional Officers while he was attacking McDONALD. McDONALD suffered numerous severe but non-life threatening injuries. BAGSHAW’S injuries were also not life threatening.
Two Correctional Services Canada (CSC) officers were cleared of any wrong doing when they discharged their firearms during the violent outbreak within the Institution.
The Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad, comprised of officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Kingston Police Force (KPF), and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), are continuing their investigation.
The maximum-security unit at Millhaven is one of the toughest prisons in Canada, a place where virtually every convict packs a weapon. Millhaven’s max unit, separate from the assessment unit, houses 15o to 160 killers, mobsters and gangsters. Sex offenders, child molesters and snitches aren’t placed there because they wouldn’t survive.