Crown won’t pursue charges against teen

Man accused of second-degree murder in connection with fatal stabbing arrested for breach of bail conditions

Accused murderer Jamie Wolanski was taken into custody on Friday for allegedly breaking his bail conditions but released after Crown counsel decided not to go forward with charges.

Wolanski, 19, faces a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of Andrew McAdam at a graduation bush party in the Carmi area held last June.

“We stopped a vehicle on Friday and he was a passenger in it and was found in breach of his conditions, so he was arrested and sent to court,” said Sgt. Rick Dellebuur. “For whatever reason, he has been released and the recommended charges are not going ahead.”

In July, Wolanski was released on $75,000 bail, a $10,000 cash deposit and two assurities. He also has about 17 conditions attached to his release including a 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, not to have contact with the victim’s family or any witnesses in the case and he isn’t to communicate on any social network sites.

Wolanski also has charges against him from a separate incident that took place on Feb. 11 of assault, assaulting a peace officer, willfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and uttering threats.

The 19-year-old was released from custody on Monday when Crown counsel decided not to proceed with the alleged breach of bail conditions.

He is due back in court on Jan. 30 on the murder charge, and a trial confirmation hearing is set for May 23 for the other incident that occurred on Feb. 11.