There was a ripple of fear in southwestern Ontario earlier this month with the news that a man named Wayne Kellestine was at large after wandering out of a care facility in London, Ont.
Kellestine’s sister told the Star that she had to continually reassure people that her brother is not the same Wayne Kellestine who is now serving a life sentence in prison for eight counts of first-degree murder.
Sarah Ryan’s brother is Wayne Forest Kellestine, 71.
The convicted murderer is Wayne Earl Kellestine, 70.
“They are cousins,” said Ryan, who asked the Star to clarify that her brother is not the mass killer.
Wayne Forest Kellestine is a former horse groomer and one-time Toronto resident who has a prison record for armed robbery, she said.
His cousin Wayne Earl Kellestine — who is also known by the nickname “Wiener” — was convicted of eight counts of first-degree murder for the killings of eight Bandido bikers in 2006 at his farm near the tiny hamlet of Shedden, outside London.
Among those who asked the Star for clarification were Tereasa Muscedere, whose father John (Boxer) Muscedere was one of Wayne Earl Kellestine’s victims.
Ryan said the weather was cold last week when her brother wandered away from the facility where he lives, but “he’s doing fine now.”
She said her brother was able to feed himself by using his pension money for meals at fast-food restaurants.
He was missing from early Tuesday morning until late Wednesday morning after leaving a long-term care facility on Mcgarrell Dr. in London.
Ryan said she has no idea where her brother slept.
Wayne Earl Kellestine is the former president of the Bandidos Toronto chapter, who ran a gang who called themselves the “No Surrender Crew.”
They didn’t have a clubhouse of their own and met in the basement of a now-defunct Greek restaurant near the corner of Queen St. E. and Broadview Ave.
Five others were also convicted for multiple counts of first-degree murder in the massacre at Wayne Earl Kellestine’s farm.
Their trial heard that the victims were killed as a result of an internal power struggle, as Wayne Earl Kellestine became jealous of other bikers. The prosecution’s case was bolstered by the testimony of a Winnipeg biker who was only ever identified “M.H.”
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“M.H.” shouldered a gun that night but dodged prosecution by becoming the star Crown witness at his fellow bikers’ trial.
After his arrest, Wayne Earl Kellestine tried to blame Hells Angels bikers for the murders.