A Glace Bay man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for his role in the Brett Elizabeth McKinnon case.
The 21 year-old Glace Bay woman disappeared in the summer of 2006, and her remains were later found in the Passchaendale area of Glace Bay in November of 2008.
34 year-old John Wayne Hynes told a Sydney court in January that he helped Thomas Ted Barrett from Glace Bay dispose of MacKinnon’s body.
Besides the prison sentence, Hynes is also banned from owning firearms for the rest of his life, and must submit a DNA sample to the national registry.
He was awarded credit for time served, which leaves another year to be spent in prison.
Meanwhile, Barrett has been charged with second-degree murder in McKinnon’s death, and is facing a similar charge in the 2012 death of Laura Jessome from Bras d’Or.