Wolanski breached bail, off to jail
Jun 7, 2012 / 4:00 pm
The young man charged with second degree murder in the death of a teen at a Penticton graduation bush party will spend the weekend in jail.
Jamie Wolanski was arrested Wednesday for breach of bail and appeared Thursday in court before Judge Gregory Koturbash.
According to RCMP Sgt. Rick Dellebuur, Wolanski was observed out past his curfew on Tuesday and was subsequently arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with being outside his bail conditions.
In court, crown counsel Deb Drissell made the application for him to appear before a Supreme Court judge on Monday because he was originally released on bail by a Supreme Court judge.
The charges from Wednesday will also be addressed in provincial court on Monday.
Defense lawyer John Stowell described the current situation as a terrible mistake but did not elaborate.
Wolanski is accused of stabbing 16-year-old Andrew McAdam at the party in the Carmi area, attended by about 100 people, on June 17, 2011.
He has been out on $75,000 bail with several conditions attached. In January, he spent a weekend in jail for being in possession of items he was not supposed to have while riding in a car.
He was released the following Monday when Crown decided there was not enough evidence to proceed with charges.
Wolanski, clad in a red shirt, showed little emotion during his brief appearance Thursday. Family members of the victim sat in the second row crying and watching him closely.
A walk to celebrate McAdam’s life is being planned for 6:30 p.m., June 17 in Penticton, marking a year since the teen died.
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