MacNeil Wants To Be Tried Alone For Jessome Murder
One of the Glace Bay men charged in the 2012 murder of Laura Jessome from Bras d’Or woman wants to go to trial on his own.
23 year-old Morgan James MacNeil and 40 year-old Thomas Ted Barrett, are both charged with the second-degree murder in the death of the 21 year-old.
But MacNeil now says he wants to be severed from Barrett in the case.
Crown and defence lawyers are due to argue the merits of the application on May 6.
The judge and jury trial for MacNeil and Barrett in the Jessome case is scheduled to begin in September.
Meanwhile, Barrett is now on trial on another charge of second degree murder in the death of Brett Elizabeth MacKinnon from Glace Bay.
That trial is scheduled to resume on Monday as police track down a Crown witness who’s living out of province.