|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. Wolfson acted as a hitman for organized crime in four separate shootings he carried out in 2012. On Friday a stay of proceedings was placed on a different murder charge. The case involved the killing of Pierre-Paul Fortier, a 27-year-old man who was shot on Oct. 18, 2012 in St-Sauveur.|
The decision makes Wolfson the second person charged with murder in Quebec who has seen their case placed under a stay of proceedings because of the Supreme Court of Canada decision made last summer, which is known as the Jordan ruling.
Vincent Pietrantonio, son Tommy
|On Oct. 7, a jury found Wolfson guilty of the first-degree murder of Frederick Murdock, a man who was acting as a bodyguard for Vincent Pietrantonio. A gunman burst into Pietrantonio’s home and shot both men. The same jury also found Wolfson guilty of the attempted murder of Pietrantonio as well as an attempt made on the life of Pietrantonio’s son, Tommy, who was shot on Sept. 29, 2012, inside a pub in Ste-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson.|