|When pressed by police about his outlaw biker connections, Justin Primmer tried to be firm. “I used to,” he said “I actually hate the Hells Angels, if you want to know. I used to be in that life but I got out.”|
But there’s a lot to suggest that the former amateur mixed martial arts fighter was very happily connected to the London chapter of the Hells Angels. Primmer is in the sentencing phase for four convictions related to a former girlfriend in 2013. Primmer has much violence in his past, including a conviction for manslaughter in the death of a Stratford man in 2004.
|Also on his very long criminal record is a conviction for assault causing bodily harm for injuries suffered by Desiree Gallagher, 23, of Brantford.|
She fell from a seventh floor balcony at Primmer’s apartment building in May 2013. Gallagher suffered catastrophic injuries from the fall, but there wasn’t evidence to link Primmer to her plunge. What Primmer did have were cellphone photos of Gallagher taken in the hours before her fall with injuries to her face and body. Gallagher was left with permanent injuries that left her blind and in a wheelchair. She died in 2015.
|The dangerous offender hearing is to determine how much risk Primmer poses to the community. If he meets the test, he could be jailed indefinitely.|
Primmer was pictured at the London Hells Angels’ clubhouse, often wearing Hells Angels support gear. With him were high-ranking members of the biker hierarchy, including president Rob 'Teflon Biker' Barletta and sergeant-at-arms Dave 'The Hammer' MacDonald. In several photos, the bikers have an arm around Primmer’s shoulders. Bikers will decline to have anyone touch them unless they’re an associate of the club.
He has a tattoo very similar to official biker gang tattoos. A biker must be a full-patch member for at least a year before getting a club tattoo.
Rob 'Teflon Biker' Barletta