Preliminary Hearing Underway In Jessome Case
A preliminary hearing gets underway today for two Glace Bay men who’ve been charged in the death of Laura Jessome from Bras d’Or. Thomas Ted Barrett and Morgan James MacNeil each face a count of second degree murder in the death of the 21-year-old, whose body was found in a hockey bag in the Mira River in 2012.
Chief Crown attorney Kathryn Pentz says that the hearing is scheduled to run two weeks and adds that the Crown is expecting to call a dozen witnesses. Barrett is also charged with second degree murder in the death of Brett Elizabeth MacKinnon from Glace Bay. His trial in that case in scheduled to start on January 18th.
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