Ac­cused to re­sume serv­ing fed­eral sen­tence

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON -

SYDNEY — A Glace Bay man al­ready serv­ing a seven-year sen­tence for man­slaugh­ter recorded an­other con­vic­tion Tues­day in plead­ing guilty to breach­ing a court or­der. Mor­gan James MacNeil, 25, was sen­tenced to one day in jail served by his pres­ence in court. He breached the or­der by hav­ing con­tact with one of sev­eral in­di­vid­u­als he was or­dered to re­frain from con­tact­ing. MacNeil had spent 2.5 months on re­mand on the charge. He will now con­tinue to serve his fed­eral sen­tence, im­posed last Novem­ber, on a charge of man­slaugh­ter in con­nec­tion with the 2012 death of Laura Cather­ine Jes­some, 21, of Bras d’Or. The trial for a co-ac­cused, Thomas Ted Bar­rett, 41, of Glace Bay, who is charged with first­de­gree mur­der in con­nec­tion with Jes­some’s death, is ex­pected to be set later this month. MacNeil is sched­uled to re­turn to pro­vin­cial court July 10 for a trial on charges that in­clude sex­ual as­sault. The of­fences are al­leged to have oc­curred in Au­gust 2016 while MacNeil was be­ing held at the Cape Bre­ton Cor­rec­tional Cen­tre.

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