MONTREAL — A member of the Hells Angels on trial for the murder of two Montreal-area men in 2010 has been found dead inside his cell at a Riviere des Prairies detention centre, in an apparent suicide.
A police source told the Montreal Gazette Jeffrey Albert Lynds, 42, a member of the Hells Angels Nomads chapter in Ontario, killed himself around noon Friday.
Surete du Quebec Sgt. Ann Mathieu would not identify the deceased, as his family may not have been notified as yet.
But she confirmed that a 42-year-old man was found dead and that the current hypothesis is suicide. There were no signs of violence on the body, Mathieu said. An autopsy will be performed Monday.
Lynds was accused of ordering the murder of Kirk Murray, 47 and Antonio Onesi, 51, in January 2010 in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant in the downtown Montreal area known as Notre Dame de Grace.
They were shot to death as they sat inside a car. Both were South Shore residents. He was also on soon to be brought to trial for the murder of a third South Shore man, Mark Stewart, 41. His preliminary inquest was scheduled to resume in May.