Hitman sees murder charge stayed after conviction in another case

    A man who acted as a hitman for organized crime in four separate shootings he allegedly carried out in 2012 saw one of the murder charges he faced be placed under a stay of proceedings on Friday after a Superior Court judge ruled it took too long for the Crown to bring him to trial. 

    Ryan Wolfson, 45, smiled when Justice Guy Cournoyer ruled the Crown created too many delays in bringing him to a trial that was supposed to begin in September. Last year, the Crown made a decision to have Wolfson undergo two murder trials for the crime spree he went on in 2012 as opposed to having one trial an all charges last fall. He was convicted of one murder in October but on Friday a stay of proceedings was placed on a different murder charge. 

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