The Crown has stayed a charge against a man who was arrested in the death of a La Ronge, Sask., restaurant owner.

Matthew Nagy-Charles, 18, had been charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder in the death of Simon Grant who owned Louisiana's Bar-B-Que.

Grant was killed during a robbery inside his restaurant last April.

Grant's widow, Cora Laich, says she hopes the Crown can reactivate the charge within the next year.

In October, Austin Bird, who is 19, was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in Grant's death.

Two youths who cannot be name under the Youth Criminal Justice Act have also been charged with second-degree murder.