The man charged with the 1998 murder of Renee Sweeney in Sudbury will appear in court July 30 to confirm a judicial pre-trial, according to a CTV report.

Robert Steven Wright, 39, had been working as a lab technician at North Bay Regional Health Centre where he was arrested last December.

Wright was a teenager living in Sudbury at the time of Sweeney’s killing in an adult film store where the 23-year-old Laurentian University student worked.

The North Bay resident made a brief appearance in court on Thursday and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing in November on the first degree murder charge to determine if the evidence warrants a trial.