Bail denied to accused accessory in gruesome murder case

Police in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. have charged a man in connection with discovery of a decapitated...

Police in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. have charged a man in connection with discovery of a decapitated body on the side of the road last week. (QMI Agency)

Linda Richardson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:40 PM ET

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. ó A judge denied bail Friday to a 20-year-old woman accused of being an accessory after the fact in the gruesome murder of Wesley Hallam, whose decapitated and dismembered body was found earlier this year.

Jaclyn MacIntyre, 20, sobbed in prisoner's box when she heard the ruling.

A publication ban protects evidence presented at the two-day hearing.

Hallamís mother and sister were in the courtroom, as they have been whenever any of the people charged in his death have appeared in court.

MacIntyre has been in custody since she was charged on June 1.

Five other people, who also are in custody, have been charged in connection with the murder.

Hallamís body was found Jan. 11 in Cold Water Creek.

Police say he was killed three days earlier at a house party.

Eric Mearow, 26, Ronald Mitchell, 26, and Dylan Jocko, 26, are charged with first-degree murder in the 29-year-old manís death.

Mearow is also charged with indignity to a dead body, while Jocko faces a count of indecently interfering with a dead human body.

Melissa Elkin, 27, and Kayla Elie, 18, are accused of being accessories after the fact.

Elkin is also charged with indecently interfering with a dead human body.

Elie faces a count of obstructing police.

The investigation into Hallamís murder extended to a garbage dump in Dafter, just south of the Michigan/Sault Ste. Marie border, where police say more of Hallam's remains were found.

A private waste disposal company had taken refuse from the area where Hallam was killed to the landfill.


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