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QC teacher murderer thrown back in jail after being released

Johnny Mackey is back in prison, three months after the Court of Appeal overturned his conviction for the 2015 murder of Queen’s College teacher Joyelle McIntosh.

Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux today ordered the 31-year-old to spend one year in prison on a charge of robbery, six months for causing damage and three months for causing harm. The sentences will be served at the same time.

Mackey, whose street name is Eagle Eye, roughed up Angelo Rolle and robbed him of a $300 gold chain outside a gas station on March 6.

He also damaged Rolle’s cellphone and glasses during the struggle.

In 2018, Mackey was sentenced to life in prison for McIntosh’s murder during a botched armed robbery on Parkgate Road.

According to the prosecution, Mackey laid in the path of McIntosh’s vehicle as a decoy.

As the car approached, Mackey sat up. McIntosh, who was in the car with her son, swerved to avoid him. That’s when another man fired into the vehicle, killing McIntosh.

In his statement to police, Mackey allegedly admitted that he was at Parkgate Road with two other men.

He said that he was lying in the street because he caught a cramp.

Mackey was sentenced to concurrent sentences of 23 years for attempted murder, 10 years for conspiracy to commit armed robbery and; 13 years imprisonment for the attempted armed robbery.

On December 22, 2021, the Court of Appeal quashed his convictions on the basis that the prosecution did not produce evidence to show that Mackey knew that one of the men had a gun.

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