Hearing For Barrett in MacKinnon Murder
The preliminary hearing for a Glace Bay man charged in the death of Brett Elizabeth MacKinnon got underway yesterday. 39 year-old Thomas Ted Barrett faces a count of second degree murder in the case of the 21 year-old Glace Bay woman who died in 2006. Her remains were found by hunters at the old No. 11 dump site in the Passchendaele area of Glace Bay in 2008. The Crown is expected to call even witnesses during the preliminary hearing which is expected to continue all week. Barrett is also charged with second-degree murder in connection to the May 2012 death of Laura Jessome from Bras d’Or. He and his co-accused, Morgan James MacNeil from Glace Bay, are scheduled for a preliminary hearing in that case in June.