Hynes Sentencing Scheduled to Conclude, Today
The sentencing hearing for a former Glace Bay man who pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact in the murder of Brett Elizabeth MacKinnon is scheduled to wrap up, today.
34-year-old John Wayne Hynes told a Sydney 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 2012 death of 21-year-old Laura Jessome from Little Bras d’Or.
The judge reserved his decision in the Hynes case on Friday after hearing arguments from the Crown and the defence.
The Crown is recommending a sentence of three years in a federal prison while the defence is looking for a conditional sentence which will allow Hynes to serve his time in the community under strict conditions.
McKinnon was last seen in early June of 2006, and the Glace Bay woman was reported missing on July 13th of that year.
Her skeletal remains were found in November of 2008 on a hiking trial in the Passchendaele area of Glace Bay.