New Date For Appeal Over Acid Attack On Family


Tribune Staff Reporter


A NEW date has been set for the Crown’s appeal against the punishment imposed on a woman who threw acid on her lover, his wife, and the couple’s son.

The Crown has lodged an appeal against the $8,700 compensation order levied against D’Nika Mackey who pleaded guilty to three counts of use of deadly means of harm, arguing that it was unduly lenient, as the magistrate attached no consequences if the restitution was not made.

Mackey appeared in the Court of Appeal yesterday morning with her attorney Craig Butler.

However, the matter was further adjourned to April 27 due to the large volumes of cases being heard by the Court of Appeal.

Mackey, 28, of Sandilands Village Road, admitted to the crimes before Magistrate Samuel McKinney in September 2016.

She had had an affair with the woman’s husband for two years, but he made amends with his wife of six years in October 2015.

The couple still lived apart with their parents, despite the move to salvage the marriage.

The attack occurred on December 13, 2015, the day after the married couple celebrated their wedding anniversary at Paradise Island.

Mackey confronted them and their three-year-old son outside the man’s home in Fox Dale around 1.30pm.

Mackey called out to her lover, who ignored her, and, in anger, she threw acid, causing injuries.

The wife’s injuries were the most severe as she received acid burns to the side of her face and arm.

At the time of her arrest, Mackey took responsibility for her actions and said she was angry because she was still in a relationship with the married man.

However, less than 10 per cent in restitution had been paid by Mackey who claims she is unemployed.

Ambrose Armbrister and David Cox appeared for the Crown in the matter. 

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