The brutal stabbing death of 23-year-old Renee Sweeney rocked the City of Sudbury to its core on Jan. 27, 1998.
Police searched for her killer for two decades and finally charged Robert Steven Wright, who was 18 years old at the time of the murder, in Dec. 2018.
After several delays, the trial began Feb. 21, 2023, just after the 25th anniversary of Sweeney's death. The jury delivered a guilty verdict after five weeks of testimony.
CTVNewsNorthernOntario.ca has compiled all of the case coverage below, including archival news footage, the arrest, trial, verdict and now that the publication ban is lifted, we can reveal some exclusive extras.
A 62-year-old was killed Thursday in an ATV collision in Blind River. It’s the eighth person to be killed in ATV crashes in the last two months in northern Ontario.
A 40-year-old sex offender who is not allowed to be near children has been charged in Elliot Lake with violating release conditions and voyeurism.
A Manitoulin Island suspect is facing more than 30 fraud-related charges following a six-month investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police.
On Thursday, Cambrian College in Sudbury honoured two longtime supporters of its Powerline Program, which started in 2006.
Red-light cameras in Sudbury have been busy in the last year catching drivers at different locations in the city.
Sudbury’s auditor general is refuting allegations from a road resurfacing company that levelled several personal accusations against city staff who halted work on a project this summer.
Unionized faculty and professional staff at NOSM University have agreed to enter provincially mediated conciliation with the school’s administration starting Friday.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says it is investigating “a matter” related to the Top 50 Classic tournament held earlier this month on Lake Nipissing.