Cops nail Mongol biker in Frisco Hells Angels slaying

This from the San Francisco Chronicle (thanks to a NorCal Crime Scene reader)


A suspect in the slaying of the leader of the San Francisco Hells Angels chapter is now facing federal murder and weapons charges, court records show.

Christopher Ablett, 36, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco to charges of murder in aid of racketeering and two gun-possession charges in the September slaying of Mark “Papa” Guardado, the head of the Hells Angels’ “Frisco” chapter.

Authorities believe Ablett shot Guardado, 46, after what police describe as a “wrestling match” outside a Mission District bar the night of Sept. 2. Witnesses told police that the killer rode away on a motorcycle; police later searched the home in Modesto where Ablett lived with his parents and his two children and seized a 2005 Harley-Davidson.

Police say Ablett is a member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club, a rival group to the Hells Angels.

Ablett killed Guardado “for the purpose of gaining entrance to and maintaining and increasing his position in the Mongols, an enterprise engaged in racketeering,” according to an indictment handed down July 23 by a federal grand jury in San Francisco and unsealed Wednesday.

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