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Crown questions suspect’s motive in lethal taking pictures of Sask. man

Victor Braima insisted he was solely enjoying the middle-man in a drug deal when Sheldon Wolf was fatally shot in his automobile

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Calgary manslaughter suspect Victor Braima insisted Tuesday he was solely enjoying the intermediary in a drug deal when a Saskatchewan farmer was fatally shot in his automobile.

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And Braima stated he solely despatched a textual content to a former highschool mate informing him Sheldon Wolf had loads of money to verify the drug change was finalized.

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Crown prosecutor Janice Walsh grilled Braima over his involvement within the Feb. 2, 2020, loss of life of Wolf, who was visiting Calgary along with his spouse on the time.

Braima informed defence lawyer Andrea Urquhart on Monday that Sharmarke Mohamed, a highschool buddy, fatally shot Wolf whereas making an attempt to rob him.

He informed Walsh that though he was paying his payments by dealing cocaine on the time, he determined to dealer the sale on Mohamed’s behalf with out making any revenue over the sale.

Braima stated he didn’t know Wolf and didn’t really feel comfy making a drug sale to a stranger.

“I went to jail for promoting medicine,” Braima stated.

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“Principally I went to jail for promoting to an undercover (officer).”

Braima is charged with manslaughter within the taking pictures loss of life of Wolf, whose physique was discovered off a rural freeway north of the town.

The accused and deceased met when Wolf approached Braima’s automobile at Chinook Centre and requested for a experience again to the Sandman Resort downtown, the place he and his spouse had been staying.

On the experience, Wolf requested Braima if he knew the place he may buy cocaine, and Mohamed, who was on a speaker telephone name with the accused on the time, supplied to help.

However whereas he and Wolf had been parked within the alley behind the Sandman, the SUV through which Mohamed was a passenger drove by with out stopping.

Braima stated he believed at the moment Mohamed wasn’t within the sale, however Wolf continued in asking that the deal be carried out.

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He admitted sending a textual content to Mohamed telling him that Wolf had loads of money.

“What was the aim of telling Sharmarke Mr. Wolf had some huge cash?” Walsh requested.

“I used to be doing so as a result of Mr. Sheldon (Wolf) needed (the drug deal carried out),” he stated.

“You texted . . . dude has some huge cash,” the prosecutor stated, of Braima’s message to Mohamed that Wolf had an “eight band.”

“You had been making an attempt to persuade him that you just believed Mr. Wolf had $800 on him?” Walsh requested.

“Sure, ma’am.”

A short while later, Mohamed received within the again seat they usually pulled into one other alley the place Mohamed pulled a gun, tried to rob Wolf and shot him when the sufferer resisted, Braima stated.

Police had earlier named Mohamed an individual of curiosity within the case, however he has not been discovered.

Twitter: @KMartinCourts

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