Man accused of killing boss with machete deported to UK after case thrown out

A British national accused of murdering his boss with a machete in 2013 has been deported back to the United Kingdom.

Van Son Nguyen had his charges stayed under last year's Jordan ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada, which outlined the accepted lengths of criminal proceedings in order to ensure an accused's right to a timely trial.

Nguyen was accused of killing his boss at an illegal marijuana grow-op in Saint-Michel by slashing him 34 times with a machete.

His lawyer confirms he was escorted to the airport by two immigration officers and left Montreal on a U.K.-bound flight Thursday night.

The 52-year-old man is the third person in Quebec and fifth in Canada accused of murder to have his charges stayed under the Jordan rules.