TORONTO – The court case of a woman charged in an apparently unprovoked fatal stabbing in Toronto’s financial district has been pushed over to Jan. 8.
Rohinie Bisesar has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Rosemarie Junor.
Bisesar smiled slightly as she was led into the prisoner’s box, dressed in a dark green sweatsuit. She conferred with her lawyer but did not address the court
Calvin Barry, Bisesar’s lawyer, told reporters in front of a Toronto courthouse that his client has been remanded into custody and will remain at the Vanier Detention Centre in Milton.
“She’s very upset and like a deer in headlights,” Barry said on his client’s state of mind, adding that he could not comment if she had been psychologically assessed yet. “She’s going to take it one day at a time.”
Police allege Bisesar stabbed Junor at a Shoppers Drug Mart in Toronto’s popular underground PATH network of shops and restaurants last Friday.
Security images taken at the time of the stabbing showed a well-dressed, long-haired woman making a hasty retreat from the drugstore.
Junor, a newlywed medical technician who worked nearby, was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries and died five days after the attack.
Bisesar was the subject of a manhunt for several days before her arrest on Tuesday.
With files from The Canadian Press