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Man charged in doctor wife’s killing in court Thursday

The Canadian Press | posted Thursday, Jan 5th, 2017

A Toronto neurosurgeon charged in the death of his wife is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

Mohammed Shamji, 40, is accused of first-degree murder in the death of his physician wife, Dr. Elana Fric. Fric’s remains were found in a suitcase near the underpass of a bridge beside the West Humber River in Vaughan on Dec. 1.

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Shamji worked at Toronto Western Hospital and was a faculty member at the University of Toronto.

Fric worked at the Scarborough Hospital as a family physician and was last seen on the evening of Nov. 30. Her mother contacted police the following day to report her missing.

The couple lived with their three children, who are now being looked after by their grandmother, in a home in the city’s north end.

Police have said the couple, who were married for 12 years, had problems in their marriage.

Shamji was arrested at a coffee shop on Dec. 2, a day after Fric’s remains were found.


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