Accused murderer's child pornography charge put off until next fall
Robert Steven Wright, 43, is on trial for second-degree murder in the 1998 death of Renee Sweeney. He took the stand Monday afternoon to testify in his own defence. (File)
SUDBURY -- Robert Steven Wright, the man accused of murdering Renee Sweeney back in 1998 was back in court Thursday, October 18, but on a different charge.
Wright was charged with possession of child pornography in February.
He appeared via video from the Sudbury District Jail Thursday morning on the second matter and a date was set to return to court next year, October 2020, via video again.
There is still no court date set for his murder trial.
SUDBURY -- A high profile Sudbury court case dating back 21 years to the brutal murder of Renée Sweeney was back before the court again Thursday.
Robert Steven Wright appeared via video link from the district jail relating to one charge of possession of child pornography.
He’s also facing a charge of second-degree murder.
It’s not known when the charges will proceed to trial.
The case has been adjourned for another two weeks to allow for legal discussions between the defence and the Crown.
SUDBURY -- The man accused in a high-profile Sudbury murder case was before the court again on Thursday on a different charge.
Robert Steven Wright was charged with possession of child pornography two months after being arrested in connection to a brutal killing in the Nickel City 21 years ago.
After police laid the child pornography charge in February, Wright's lawyers, Berk Keaney and Michael Venturi, said in a statement:
"This is clearly pure optics. On the day of his arrest, December 11th, 2018, the police searched Mr. Wright's residence and did not find any relevant image or video. This charge is based on a single typed document."
Wright appeared via video from the district jail on Thursday over the child pornography charge.
He’s also facing a second-degree murder charge in connection to the Sweeney case, which is still working its way through the court process.
It’s not known when the case will proceed to trial.
The matter of child pornography possession was adjourned for two weeks to allow for legal discussions between the defence and the Crown.