Sudbury police station bomber dies

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Ion William Croitoru, 53, was a member of a biker gang when station was bombed in 1996

One of the men convicted in the bombing of the Greater Sudbury Police station in the 1990s has died.

Ion William Croitoru, 53, who wrestled as Johnny K-9 and Bruiser Bedlam in the WWF and Smoky Mountain Wrestling, was found dead in a Toronto halfway house, according to media reports. Croitoru was also a member of the Satan's Choice bike gang.

In 1996, he and some friends were kicked out of Solid Gold, a former strip club in Sudbury, for wearing gang colours. They plotted revenge by planning to blow the place up, but changed their minds and ended up planting the device by police headquarters, blowing a hole in the side of the building and causing more than $100,000 damage.

He was convicted in 1998, and sentenced to 33 months in jail. 

He faced other charges for assault and other related crimes, and was accused in the 1998 murder of a lawyer and her husband, charges that were later dropped because of a lack of evidence.

When he died of natural causes, he was in the Toronto halfway house after being released from jail in Vancouver as a result of his role in a gang war in that province.

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One of the men convicted in the bombing of the Greater Sudbury Police station in the 1990s has died. Ion William Croitoru, 53, who wrestled as Johnny K-9 and Bruiser Bedlam in the WWF and Smoky Mountain Wrestling, was found dead in a Toronto halfway house, according to media reports. Croitoru was also a member of the Satan's Choice bike gang.
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