RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A 27-year veteran of the Vagos motorcycle gang
says one of his gang's loose cannons provoked a fight with the
rival Hells Angels that led to a fatal shootout in a Nevada casino.
The Associated Press has learned the Vagos member testified in
Reno before a grand jury that indicted three men on murder charges
for the Sept. 23 killing of the president of the San Jose chapter
of the Hells Angels.
The unnamed witness says it was not an assassination plot. He
blamed the brawl on the unauthorized acts of the loud-mouthed vice
president of the Vagos Los Angeles chapter nicknamed "Jabbers."
Gary "Jabbers" Rudnick is awaiting extradition to Reno for
second-degree murder. Another Vagos from San Francisco is the
suspected triggerman. His murder trial is Jan. 17.