(CMR) A Caymanian who was one of two men who shot and killed a popular Hells Angel biker in Canada was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. Calvin Junior Powery-Hooker (22) was charged alongside Nathan James De Jong (23) for the 2019 killing of Suminder (Allie) Grewal.
Powery-Hooker, formerly of North Side, left the Cayman Islands in 2004 while still a young child and has resided in Canada since.
According to Canadian news media, the two young men were hired as hitmen who traveled to British Columbia in August 2019 to kill Grewal. Grewal was waiting in the drive-thru shared between a Starbucks and an Envision Financial branch just before 9:30 a.m. when he was shot.
Both Powery-Hooker and De Jong pleaded guilty in June to second-degree murder instead of the first-degree count with which they were initially charged. The two from Alberta were sentenced earlier this month to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 20 years.
Grewal was a full-patch member of the Hardside chapter of the Hells Angels and a close associate of the Brothers Keepers gang in British Colombia.
Before his slaying at Grewal (43) had a series of significant unpaid debts that led to several lawsuits against him.
Grewal started his biker career as a prospect with the Haney chapter but became a full-patch Hells Angel once he moved to the new Hardside chapter when it opened in 2017.
He created an alliance between his chapter and the Brothers Keepers, several of whom were among the hundreds who attended his 2019 funeral.
Grewal’s death convictions mark only the second time someone has gone to jail for killing a B.C. Hells Angel or associate in recent years.