Glace Bay Man Has Accessory After Fact Charge Dismissed
A Glace Bay man has had a charge of being an accessory after the fact in the murder of Laura Jessome, dismissed.
39-year-old Brian Augustine Deruelle was one of two Glace Bay men charged with being an accessory in relation to the May 2012 death of 21year-old Jessome from Bras d’Or.
The second accused, 37-year-old Robert Edwin Matheson is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on the charge on Oct. 27.
The charge against Deruelle was withdrawn during a court appearance in Sydney, yesterday.
The Crown says there was no reasonable expectation of a successful prosecution in the case.
Two other Glace Bay men, 38-year-old Thomas Ted Barrett and 23-year-old Morgan James MacNeil are charged with second degree murder in Jessome’s death.