Accused killer remains in jail
Jun 11, 2012 / 3:46 pm
The young man accused of stabbing to death a teen at a Penticton graduation bush party will remain behind bars for now.
Jamie Wolanski is next scheduled to appear in provincial court for charges including breach of recognizance on June 20. A date of July 30 was also set Monday for him to appear in Supreme Court regarding an application made by Crown Counsel to revoke bail.
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 was out on $75,000 bail with several conditions attached, including not possessing drugs or alcohol. He did spend a brief period in jail in January for being in possession of marijuana, but was released when Crown Counsel did not have enough evidence for a conviction.
Last week, he was again arrested for being out past his curfew and was subsequently charged with being outside his bail conditions.
Wolanski, who arrived at the court house clad in black, glanced briefly in the direction of McAdam’s family who filled several rows in the court room.
Family members said although they have a longer wait until decisions are made, they are glad he is remaining in custody.
“We are happy with the outcome,” said Andrew’s mother, who did not wish to be named because of a publication ban. “I have been appalled . . . ".
Andrew's mother says she is upset because the accused is able to spend time with his family while she spends her time talking to a gravestone.
The family plans to walk from the Penticton Public Library to the S.S. Sicamous at 6:30 p.m. on June 17. A ceremony will be held in the Japanese Garden following the walk to mark the one year anniversary of Andrew’s death.
Andrew’s sister, who declined to be named, said the family is also planning a protest at this year’s graduation bush party.
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