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 senior from Calvin Township died in a crash involving an off-road vehicle on private property east of North Bay on Sept. 20, police say.
A judge in Sudbury, Ont., has rejected claims of self-defence by a man charged with stabbing a victim in the back four times.
A wildfire that began beside railway tracks in the Pointe au Baril area Sunday afternoon is being held.
A retired Ontario Provincial Police detective in Greater Sudbury recently released his first book – David Lalonde penned the fictional mystery novel ‘Death of a Millionaire: An Inspector Jack Butler Mystery.’
A Greater Sudbury driver is accused of travelling 144 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Radar Road in the city last week, provincial police say.
Friday marked a banner day for two community groups on Manitoulin Island that are still struggling under the weight of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A legal battle playing out in a northern Ontario courtroom this month has seen an alliance of First Nations argue they are owed upwards of $100 billion for the Crown's failure to honour a 173-year-old treaty promise, while the federal and provincial governments claim they are either owed far less, or nothing at all.
One person has been taken to hospital following the second motor vehicle crash in Sudbury involving a motorcycle in 24 hours.