A former Glace Bay man who pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact in the murder of Brett Elizabeth MacKinnon is due to be sentenced, today.
34-year-old John Wayne Hynes whose last address was in Halifax admitted in court in January that he helped 38-year-old Thomas Ted Barrett from Glace Bay dispose of MacKinnon’s body, eight years ago.
Barrett is charged with second-degree murder in connection with McKinnon’s death and faces a similar charge in the death of 21-year-old Laura Jessome from Bras d’Or.
McKinnon was last seen in early June of 2006, and was reported missing on July 13th of that year.
The skeletal remains of the Glace Bay woman were found in November of 2008, in woods outside the community.
In court in January, Hynes said he helped Barrett remove a rolled up carpet he believes contained MacKinnon’s body from bedroom in Barrett’s home.
He adds the pair placed the carpet in the trunk of Barrett’s car and then drove to an area near the Cameron Bowl in Glace Bay, walked into the woods and placed the carpet on the ground.
Hynes continues to be on remand in a provincial jail.