A former Most Organized Brothers street gang member has been handed 10 years in prison for his role in the killing of a fellow inmate at a provincial jail.
Nathan Allard, 22, learned his fate this morning after pleading guilty to manslaughter for the May 2010 killing of fellow gang member Tyler St. Paul inside the Milner Ridge Correctional Centre.
Allard was one of seven MOB members ordered by their ranking jailhouse leader to subject St. Paul to a "de-boarding" session to remove him from the gang after he signalled a desire to defect to the Rock Machine, a gang Allard associated with himself prior to joining the MOB.
The attackers grabbed St. Paul and pinned him down so he couldn’t move. They took turns attacking him while holding a pillow over his face to stifle any screams of pain. After about 10 minutes had passed the leader came into the cell, called a halt to the beating and all slunk away.
St. Paul was able to summon assistance from correctional officers but soon after died without being able to identify his attackers.
Allard and seven others were arrested for second-degree murder, but were directly indicted into the Court of Queen's Bench this year on a charge of manslaughter. It appears there was no specific intent to kill St. Paul, and that the beat-out session simply went too far.
Allard, who professes to no longer be tied to the MOB, was the last to be sentenced despite being the first to plead guilty. At the time of the killing he was serving a sentence for drug trafficking.
Court of Queen's Bench Justice Albert Clearwater called the way St. Paul was attacked and basically rendered helpless "brutal and cowardly."
He also said it was aggravating how the assault was carried out for the benefit of the MOB gang.