Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Brenton Charles Murder Trial Continues - May 5, 2009
A former friend of the 3 men accused of killing Brenton Charles and a former Galloway Boys member testified on behalf of the crown yesterday in the murder of Brenton Charles. Roland Ellis, a key witness for the prosecutor explained to the courts what started the gangwar.
On Tuesday, he told the court that the murder of 21-year-old Norris Allen in 2002 ultimately started a brutal war between rival gangs, The Galloway Boys, and the Malvern Crew, which in turn led to Charlton's killing.
Riley, one of the accused was close with Norris continuously blamed the Malvern Crew for Norris’s death. Ellis was in the witness protection program, but has since opted out. He'll be back on the stand Wednesday.