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Calgary man accused of murdering Saskatchewan farmer granted bail

A 23-year-old man has been granted bail, after being charged in the death of a Saskatchewan farmer with a wife and two kids whose body was found dumped north of Calgary.

Victor Fayiah Braima charged with 1st-degree murder in death of Sheldon Wolf

The man accused of killing Sheldon Wolf, pictured, has been granted bail. Wolf, 47, was found dead in a rural area north of Airdrie in February. (Calgary Police Service)

A 23-year-old man has been granted bail, after being charged in the death of a Saskatchewan farmer with a wife and two kids whose body was found dumped north of Calgary.

Victor Fayiah Braima, 23, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Sheldon Wolf, 47.

Court of Queen's Bench Justice Bryan Mahoney agreed to release Braima on Friday after hearing bail arguments Thursday from defence lawyer Andrea Urquhart and prosecutor Deven Singhal.

The submissions made Thursday are protected by a publication ban. Only the outcome of the hearing and conditions of release can be reported. 

A preliminary inquiry is set to take place in November.

'Sheldon loved farming'

Braima will have to wear an ankle monitoring bracelet, which his family must pay for at a cost of about $1,000 per month. 

He will also be on house arrest 24 hours a day at his parents' home. 

In February, Wolf was visiting Calgary from Carrot River, Sask. He was staying at the Sandman hotel in downtown Calgary and was last seen on a Sunday night.

On the following Tuesday, Wolf's body was discovered north of Airdrie.

At the time, police said Wolf had "willingly met with people he didn't know before coming to Calgary."

Wolf's obituary says he left behind a wife and two sons.

"He was known for his generous heart and would help anyone," reads the online obituary.

"Sheldon loved farming, worked hard and allowed himself to go fishing, occasionally being out-fished by his wife Jessel at Tobin Lake."

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Meghan Grant

CBC Calgary reporter

Meghan Grant is the courts and crime reporter for CBC Calgary.

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