A manager at a maximum-security federal prison in Ontario who was caught smuggling a substantial quantity of drugs last year, in a scheme apparently orchestrated by the Hells Angels biker gang, has been found dead. David Martin, 47, of Kingston, Ontario died Sunday, August 21. An obituary published by his family said only that Martin died “unexpectedly at home.” Kingston Police would not answer questions. Asked if detectives are investigating Martin’s death, spokeswoman Joanne Geike told me that she could not provide any information.
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.
Penitentiary inmates, particularly those serving lengthy sentences, often find inventive inspiration in those passing hours and days. One convict at medium-security Stony Mountain Institution in Manitoba, near Winnipeg, turned his time and creativity to the fabrication of a remarkable weapon. It might rank among the most ingenious ever found inside a Canadian prison, not solely for its remarkable design, but also because of its lethal potential.
A notorious Toronto teen killer, David Bagshaw, 21, who stabbed a 14-year-old girl to death on orders from his 15-year-old girlfriend, has been charged with the attempted murder of a fellow convict at maximum-security Millhaven penitentiary just west of Kingston, Ontario. Bagshaw (inset) was charged in connection with the attack March 20 in which he and another assailant, inmate Jordan Trudeau, 29, were shot by prison guards. Trudeau died. Bagshaw was 17 in 2008 when he stabbed Stefanie Rengel to death after urging from his girlfriend, Melissa Todorovic.
Police have concluded that two federal prison guards who shot two inmates at Millhaven Institution, killing one, did everything by the book. There was no “criminal wrongdoing,” according to the special police unit that investigates prison crime. Jordan Trudeau, 29, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to police. Trudeau (inset) was attacking another prisoner at the time and ignored orders to stop. You might wonder why prison guards wouldn’t shoot for the legs, to stop the attack, without killing the target? Prison guards are “not trained to shoot to wound or aim for peripheral portions of the human body” with their high-powered rifles, according to a confidential firearms training manual used by guard recruits (read it after the jump). The manual, obtained by Cancrime, also explains that guards are trained to shoot at the “centre of visible mass” when they’re firing at a prisoner.
There’s been a violent incident at maximum-security Millhaven Institution, a notorious penitentiary just west of Kingston, Ontario, that has left one inmate dead and two others in hospital. Corrections Canada has identified the dead convict as Jordan Trudeau, 29. Convicts at Millhaven have been confined to their cells in the wake of the disturbance, which marks the third time since October that guards at the prison have been forced to open fire to contain violence.
(UPDATED AUGUST 5: Police announced today that they charged David Martin, 46, of Kingston, with 7 counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. He’s a supervisor in Millhaven’s institutional services department. Corrections says he’s suspended without pay.)
The Hells Angels outlaw biker gang and corrupt staff are behind a surge in the flow of illegal drugs pouring into one of Canada’s toughest federal prisons near Kingston, Ontario. Sources tell me the Angels appear to have co-opted a civilian staff member at maximum-security Millhaven penitentiary near Kingston into hauling large loads of dope, primarily marijuana, into the prison, which houses gang members, bikers and killers. The Angels may be looking for payback, after one shipment of drugs, worth $92,000 was intercepted.
Goofy things sometimes happen in federal prisons. With seven pens in the Kingston area, there’s no shortage of goofy, like this head scratcher, which I wrote about in my day job at the Kingston Whig-Standard. The full story is also after the jump.