Court of appeal overturns conviction for attempted murder

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A man serving a thirty-five-year prison term for attempted murder will have to face a jury of his peers for a second time, after the Court of Appeal overturned his conviction and sentences and ordered a retrial.

A jury convicted Mackey back in 2019 for the attempted murder of three men over in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Now during his appeal, Mackey complained, among other things, that the judge misdirected the jury on the issue of self-defense.

After hearing from both sides, the court agreed. They then quashed his conviction and sentences and ordered that the matter be sent back to Supreme Court for a retrial.