Man accused of first-degree murder of B.C. Mountie appears in court

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Accused cop-killer makes court appearance
The former Emmy award-winning artist who is accused of killing Constable Shaelyn Yang in Burnaby, made a court appearance Wednesday. Rumina Daya reports – Nov 2, 2022

The man accused of fatally stabbing a Mountie in Burnaby, B.C., has made a brief appearance in provincial court in Vancouver.

Jongwon Ham appeared virtually in court on Wednesday after a significant delay wearing a red shirt, a beard and his black hair reached past his shoulders. Ham was ordered remanded until Nov. 24 while he worked on getting a lawyer.

The 37-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang.

Read more: ‘Always a hero’: Thousands honour Const. Shaelyn Yang as she is laid to rest

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has said Yang, who was 31, was working on a mental health and outreach team when she was stabbed to death on Oct. 18.

Police said Yang and a City of Burnaby employee attempted to issue an eviction notice to a man who had been living in a tent at a local park when she was killed.

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Yang was honoured earlier this month with a regimental funeral in accordance with RCMP protocols for an officer who dies in the line of duty.

Click to play video: 'Emotional goodbye for slain RCMP officer Shaelyn Yang at regimental funeral'
Emotional goodbye for slain RCMP officer Shaelyn Yang at regimental funeral

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