KENTVILLE – Trial dates for a third man charged in connection with two murders in Centre Burlington more than 12 years ago will be set Oct. 10.
Curtis Blair Lynds, 36, North River, was serving time in federal prison for drug trafficking in December 2010 when he was charged in connection with the Centre Burlington murders. He faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths Sept. 9, 2000 deaths of Barry Kirk Mersereau and Nancy Paula Christensen. The murders were allegedly a hit ordered by the Hell’s Angels.
He is charged also with assisting Michael John Lawrence to escape, knowing Lawrence had murdered Charles Robert Maddison in Hants County between Sept. 7 and 11, 2000.
Lynds appeared in Kentville court Sept. 27. Further evidence was heard at a preliminary inquiry and the matters were adjourned to Oct. 10 to set trial dates in Supreme Court. The court has imposed a publication ban on evidence heard at the preliminary inquiry.
Michael John Lawrence, 37, formerly of Windsor, pled guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in relation to the deaths of Mersereau and Christensen Jan. 10. He pled guilty also to first-degree murder in the death of Maddison in Hants County Sept. 8, 2000. He was handed three life sentences, to be served concurrently.
Leslie Douglas Greenwood was found guilty May 9 by a Supreme Court jury on two counts of first-degree murder. Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy handed Greenwood a mandatory 25-year life sentence on each of the two first-degree murder charges, to be served concurrently.
It is alleged Greenwood, Lawrence and Lynds have connections to the Hells Angels.