Barrett Still Looking for Lawyer
A preliminary hearing for two Glace Bay man charged in the death of Laura Jessome from Little Bras d’Or has been postponed because one of them still doesn’t have a lawyer.
38-year old Thomas Ted Barrett faces a charge of second degree murder in the case.
Barrett made a court appearance by video link from the Burnside jail yesterday to update his search for a lawyer.
Ann Marie MacInnis with the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission told the court that he’s been presented with a list of lawyers but hasn’t been successful in finding one.
Barrett and his co-accused in the case, 23 year-old Morgan James MacNeil from Glace Bay were scheduled to have a preliminary hearing beginning on April 3.
Both are now due back in court on that date to update Barrett’s search for a lawyer.
Barrett is also charged with the murder of 21-year-old Brett Elizabeth McKinnon from Glace Bay.