Thunder Bay man cleared of murder charge
Andre Wareham was found not guilty in the stabbing death of William Atkins
A jury found Andre Wareham not guilty this morning.
The Thunder Bay man was charged with second degree murder in the death of his neighbour in a Thunder Bay apartment building three years ago.
The jury decided he was not guilty on the murder charge — and he was also cleared of the lesser charge of manslaughter.
Wareham said he's relieved it's all over, he told CBC News reporter Jeff Walters.
He said it has been a tough three years since he was first arrested after William Atkins was stabbed.
Wareham said nobody's a winner in this case, as both he and the Atkins family have been through a lot.
Defence Counsel Steven Hinkson said jury selection was a long process, as he and the Crown went through great lengths to ensure an impartial jury.
Wareham said now that he's a free man, he's going to leave Thunder Bay. He didn't say where he was going.