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Teen murder accused gets two years in plea deal

An 18-year-old who participated in a fatal attack on a young mother took a plea deal yesterday that resulted in her release.

Yolika Dumosle was just 16 when she was charged with the January 25, 2018 murder of Breanna Mackey, who was fatally stabbed in a row over a broken phone.

According to the prosecution, Dumosle was among six girls who ganged Mackey after she refused to fix the phone. Dumosle admitted to throwing a bottle at Mackey during the melee, the court heard.

Based on her limited role in the attack, Dumosle pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, which was backdated to her date of remand.

Based on prison calculations, Domosle’s two-year sentence expired on May 25.

Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson cautioned Dumosle about the company she kept.

She said, “You can see, in a minute, how your own life can change. When you reflect on it, it’s really a senseless thing.”

Grant-Thomspon advised Dumosle to focus on positive things.

She is the fourth defendant to plead guilty in the case.

In April, 22-year-old Thea Williams, who admitted to stabbing Mackey, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 25 years. Matia Sylverain, 18, who admitted to kicking and stomping Mackey, also pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Davanya Lawes pleaded guilty to causing grievous harm and was sentenced to two years.

Dervinique Edwards and Zaria Burrows are expected to be tried for Mackey’s murder in October.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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