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Sweeney Murder File

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. He has been held in jail since his arrest in Dec. 2018.

After several delays, the trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 21, 2023, just after the 25th anniversary of Sweeney's death.

CTV News has compiled historical coverage, exclusive videos, and the most up-to-date information available on the case and its legal proceedings here.


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