No Kentville trial for Curtis Lynds in double Hants County murder

Metro Halifax thebuzz@tc.tc
Published on May 2, 2014

Curtis Lynds covers his face leaving Truro provincial court in this file photo.                 

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METRO HALIFAX

A Colchester County man has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder that occurred almost 14 years ago in connection with alleged biker gang activity. 

Curtis Blair Lynds, 38, a convicted drug trafficker serving time in federal prison, was set to go on trial in Kentville provincial court on Monday.  

Instead, he appeared at the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax on Thursday and pleaded guilty to his involvement in the shooting deaths of Barry Kirk Mersereau, 48, and Nancy Christensen, 47, in Hants County. 

The couple was found slain in their Centre Burlington home in September 2000. 

Lynds was sentenced to life in prison and must serve 20 years before he’s eligible to apply for parole. 

He is the third man to be convicted in the couple’s deaths.

Michael Lawrence, from Windsor, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder charges in January 2012.

Leslie Douglas Greenwood, from Colchester County, was found guilty of second-degree murder in May 2012. He’s appealing his convictions.