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Man convicted in death of Laura Jessome denied new trial

'Based on the evidence before me, Mr. McNeil got what he bargained for,' says judge

CBC News

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has denied a new trial for a man convicted in a high-profile killing in Cape Breton.

Morgan James McNeil pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Laura Jessome, who was strangled to death in May 2012.

McNeil entered his guilty plea in September 2016 and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

He and another man, Thomas Barrett, had both been charged with second-degre…

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Man convicted in death of Laura Jessome denied new trial

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