A young man who was accused of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his brother is no longer before the courts, after Crown prosecutors decide to stay the charges. 

Shayman Sparvier-Whitecalf, 19, was charged following the death of his brother Jaguar Sparvier-Whitecalf, 22, on March 3, in a home on the 400 block of Avenue J North in Saskatoon.

Almost from the outset it was argued, by Shayman's lawyer, that the teen was acting in self-defence.

The charge, however, was stayed, meaning the case will not be prosecuted.

The Crown has one year to reactivate the charge if new information arises.