|Jeffrey David Peck. (HO)
WINNIPEG - A Manitoba Hells Angel member has been arrested and charged in connection with an Ontario jailhouse killing that occurred 30 years ago.
Jeffrey David Peck, 50, was charged with first-degree murder Thursday by Ontario Provincial Police in the killing of 19-year-old Robert Frank Conroy inside Collin’s Bay Institution in Kingston, Ont., in June 1982.
Robert Simpson, 50, of Montreal was also charged with first-degree murder.
Winnipeg police assisted in Peck’s arrest.
According to news reports from that era, Conroy and Peck had been charged and convicted for entering a Kingston-area home to meet a man and settle a dispute over drug payments, then forced a man and women to perform a number of “indecent sex acts” at gunpoint after their target left.
Peck served a seven-year sentence for that crime. Then in 2007, Peck pleaded guilty to drug charges and was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison.