SUDBURY -- After being arrested in 2018, the man charged with the 1998 murder of Renee Sweeney in Sudbury continues to wind his way through the court process.

Robert Stephen Wright was an 18-year-old high school senior when Sweeney, 23, was brutally stabbed to death at Adults Only Video on Paris Street in Sudbury, where she worked as a clerk.

The investigation into her killing produced few leads until late 2018 when Wright was arrested while at work in North Bay.

Regional Senior Judge Gregory Ellies is hearing arguments over two days and the proceeding is expected to wrap up Tuesday.

The Crown lawyers are Jody Ostapiw and Rob Parsons and the defence lawyers are Berk Keaney and Michael Venturi.

At the outset of Monday morning's proceedings, held via teleconference, Ellies told members of the media watching that he would hear arguments later Monday or Tuesday on the publication ban in effect on the case.

Due to a publication ban, CTV News is not able to report any of the details about the hearing.

The trial has not yet begun and none of the charges have been proven in court.


Due to a publication ban, CTV News has removed all details about Monday's court hearing.