Supreme Court Hears Appeal in Hells Angels Killing

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal in the case of a Nova Scotia man accused of carrying out a gang-hit for the Hells Angels 18-years-ago.

In 2003, Dean Kelsie was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder, and was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 25 years in the murder of Sean Simmons.

Simmons was shot in the head in the lobby of a Halifax area appartment building in October 2000 because he'd had an affair with the girlfriend of a member of the gang.

The Appeal Court of Nova Scotia ordered a new trial when it determined the trial judge had erred in his instructions to the jury.

The ruling also said the trial judge should have given the jury the option to convict Kelsie of manslaughter instead of first degree murder.

He was one of four-men convicted in this case.