A Toronto neurosurgeon charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife Dr. Elana Fric is appearing in court for the second straight day to seek bail.
Fric’s body was found in a suitcase on Dec. 1, 2016 in Kleinburg, Ont., after a local resident walking on a bridge near the West Humber River notified police.
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Dr. Mohammed Shamji was charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 40-year-old wife the following day.
Fric worked at the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital as a family doctor and was last seen on the night of Nov. 30.
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Police believe she was killed in the family home in Toronto’s north end, where Shamji and her husband Mohammed both lived with their three children.
Shamji worked as a neurosurgeon at Toronto Western Hospital and was also a faculty member at the University of Toronto.
The details of the bail proceedings are under a publication ban.
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