Barrett Found Guilty In MacKinnon Murder
41 year-old Thomas Ted Barrett has been found guilty of second degree murder the death of Brett Elizabeth MacKinnon from Glace Bay.
Justice Robin Gogan delivered her verdict in Sydney Court, this morning.
MacKinnon’s remains were found in woods in Glace Bay in 2008, two years after she was reported missing.
In her ruling this morning Gogan said she found that damning videotaped testimony from Sheryl Flynn held little weight on its own, but was consistent with other witness testimony at the trial.
In the statement Flynn, who later died from a drug overdose, says that Barrett confessed to her that he killed MacKinnon.
Gogan gave great weight to the statement from another witness who also says Barrett confessed to the killing.
Chris Andrews says Barrett told him he strangled MacKinnon after he caught her stealing drugs.
There was no reaction from Barrett when Gogan made her ruling.
Barrett is also facing a charge of second degree murder in the May 2012 death of Laura Jessome from Bras d’Or.
That case is scheduled to go to trial in September.