Sentencing of 'Beachy Stout' and co-convict delayed

May 16, 2024

The sentencing of murder convicts Portland businessman Everton 'Beachy Stout' McDonald and Oscar Barnes was this morning postponed to September 19 in the Home Circuit Court.

The hearing was pushed back due to the unavailability of the presiding judge, Justice Chester Stamp, who is currently on vacation.

Consequently, both men were further remanded.

A fingerprint order was also made.

The men were in March convicted of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the killing McDonald's wife, Tonia.

The seven-member jury returned a unanimous verdict after deliberating for 64 minutes.

The woman's partially burnt body was found on a deserted road in Sherwood Forest in Portland in July 2020.

It had nine stab wounds and the throat slashed.

A contract killer, Denvalyn Minott, who is serving 19 years in prison for his role in her murder, testified that Beachy Stout hired him to kill his wife for $3 million but that he passed on the work to Barnes.

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