Another delay in jealous mistress appeal
Prosecutors are still trying to overturn the unduly lenient sentence against a jealous mistress who burned her lover, his wife and son with acid.
D’nika Mackey, a cashier at QVS Pharmacy, was ordered to pay $8,700 in compensation to her victims when she pleaded to three counts of use of deadly means of harm last year.
Mackey has not paid all the money and the magistrate made no alternative order if the money was not paid.
The matter was adjourned on several occasions because her lawyer, Craig Butler, was ill.
Butler was not present when the matter was called on Friday and attorney Raquel Huyler held brief for him.
The matter is now set for December 5 for a status hearing.
Mackey, of Sandilands Village Road, 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 1:30 p.m.
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 admitted the crime and said she was angry because she was still in a relationship with the married man.