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.
Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli came to Premier Doug Ford’s defence Friday over his about-face decision not to open up the Greenbelt land for developers.
Sudbury police reopened Dominion Drive Saturday morning after it was closed for about eight hours following a “serious motor vehicle collision” near Municipal Road 80.
A milestone birthday was celebrated at Red Oaks Villa in Sudbury Friday.
A Greater Sudbury couple is sharing their experience with a kidney exchange-type program.
Two people from the Greater Sudbury communities of Hanmer and Capreol have been charged following an incident Sept. 19 in Espanola.
A 27-year-old from Iron Bridge has been charged with impaired driving following an incident Thursday at a Blind River golf course.
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.