Man acquitted of Hells Angels murder outside a Mississauga gym dies in Quebec

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Published December 5, 2023 at 11:35 am

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A man acquitted of a Hells Angels murder outside a Mississauga gym has died in an attack in Quebec.

Marc Issa El-Khoury, 30, who was found not guilty in the Mississauga murder, died in an armed attack in Laval, Quebec around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday (Dec. 2), according to multiple news reports. The killing reportedly happened outside a reception hall where the victim was allegedly attending a party.

There were no further details provided by Quebec’s police force, Sûreté du Québec, which has taken over the investigation.

El-Khoury was one of four men accused in the brazen, daylight shooting death of Mississauga man Michael Deabaitua-Schulde around 11:20 a.m. on March 11, 2019.

Deabaitua-Schulde, a “full patch member of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle club” was gunned down as he left Huf Gym at Dundas Street and Cawthra Road, according to court documents.

Three men — Marckens Vilme, Brandon Reyes and Joseph Pallotta — were found guilty of the murder.

Co-accused El-Khoury was found not guilty of the murder in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in January of 2022.

The OPP were watching Deabaitua-Schulde and were covertly stationed outside the gym, according to court documents.

They immediately became aware of the shooting and followed a Honda Civic, which fled the scene. The Honda Civic was set on fire and the men got in a second getaway car on Rymal Road in Applewood Heights.

El-Khoury admitted he was waiting in a black Santa Fe, the second getaway car. But the court found he was not aware of the murder.

The full court decision can be found here.

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