Court Appearance For A Toronto Neurosurgeon Charged With Killing A Tecumseh Woman

Dr. Mohammed Shamji is charged with first-degree murder and committing an indignity to human remains in the death of Dr. Elana Fric-Shamji, the mother of his three children.

The body of Fric-Shamji of Tecumseh was found in a suitcase by the side of a road north of Toronto in December 2016.

Shamji, her husband of 12 years, was arrested the following day.

He appeared in court Friday morning in a dark grey suit and light blue shirt, and did not speak during the proceedings.

Shamji is scheduled to return to court April 18 to discuss trial dates, legal issues in the case, the probable duration of a trial and any possibility of resolution without trial.

— with files from The Canadian Press.