-- TORONTO -- Four marijuana growers were sentenced to 18 years in prison yesterday, only days after they directed police to the body of a rival which has lain at the bottom of Lake Ontario in a nylon luggage bag for more than four years.*
Ka Bon Chu, 29, Ji Yang, 26, Jin Seo Park, 33, and Wei Feng, 33, all pleaded guilty to manslaughter, aggravated assault and forcible confinement in the abduction, torture and death of Pei Ding Xu, a 30-year-old Chinese immigrant who disappeared Jan. 25, 2005.
Xu's badly decomposed body was found Tuesday by police divers. The body was enclosed in a dark nylon luggage bag, weighed down with two bags of cement, 100 metres west of the Island Airport ferry docks at the base of Bathurst St.