Murder charge dropped against Sawyer Robison
CAMROSE, Alta. - The Crown has decided to drop a murder charge against a man accused of shooting and wounding two Mounties in rural Alberta.
Sawyer Robison was originally charged with the attempted murder of the two officers and second-degree murder in the death of his uncle, Bradford Clark, after a standoff on the family farm near Killam in February 2012.
But Alberta Justice spokeswoman Michelle Davio says the murder charge will be discontinued when his preliminary hearing resumes in court on Monday.
Davio says Robison will still face two counts of attempted murder as well as 15 weapons offences.
She says the prosecutor recently received evidence from the RCMP and it was decided there was no reasonable likelihood on a conviction on the murder charge.
She says it would be possible to reactivated the murder charge in the future.