Woman accused in fatal PATH stabbing has case put over to next month
The case of a woman accused of murder in a stabbing in the PATH system has been put over to next month.
Rohinie Bisesar was recently ruled fit to stand trial by authorities overseeing her treatment, but a jury still has to make its own ruling about her mental state before her case proceeds.
A date for that jury hearing will be set when the case returns to court on Sept. 5.
Bisesar is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Rosemarie Junor, who was stabbed in a Shoppers Drug Mart in the downtown concourse in 2015.
A jury previously found Bisesar unfit to stand trial due to a mental disorder.
Bisesar's lawyer says his client is now ``markedly better.'' Robert Karrass says if a jury finds Bisesar fit, her trial is set to begin in late October.
A fitness ruling pertains to the person's mental state at the time of their court proceedings, and is separate from a ruling on a person's criminal responsibility for their actions, which is based on their mental state at the time the alleged crime was committed.