Doctor Who Killed His Wife Facing Additional Charges

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A Toronto neurosurgeon who's serving a life sentence for murdering his wife who was originally from Tecumseh is now facing charges of professional misconduct.

Mohammed Shamji, 43, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2016 death of Elana Fric Shamji, a respected family physician.

In May, he was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 14 years.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario says he's been found guilty of an offence that's relevant to his suitability to practise medicine.

It also says when he applied for independent practice in 2012, he failed to disclose a previous charge of domestic assault in Ottawa in 2005.

No date has been set for the hearing.

Ana Fric says her daughter Elana endured more than a decade of domestic abuse at the hands of Shamji.

Fric adds Shamji had physically and sexually assaulted her daughter, and also had extra marital affairs. She adds that she learned of the abuse after the birth of the couple's first child, her grandchild, when her daughter told her Shamji had assaulted her, threatened her life and the life of her baby.

During the 12 years the abuse continued, Fric says she repeatedly urged her daughter to leave the marriage, but she refused to do so.

"He was never a husband, never, never a father," says Fric. "Elana was a great person that any parents wish to have, she was kind and she was generous."

In 2016, Fric-Shamji, eventually decided to divorce her neurosurgeon husband. She was murdered two-days later. 

The body of the mother of three, was found in a suitcase by the side of a road, north of Toronto in December 2016.

She had been beaten, strangled and died of blunt force trauma.

Shamji was arrested the next day.

He was originally charged with first-degree murder and committing an indignity to human remains.

 

— With files from The Canadian Press