2018 trial for woman ac­cused of stab­bing stranger

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

TORONTO — A woman charged in an ap­par­ently un­pro­voked fa­tal stab­bing in Toronto’s fi­nan­cial district is ex­pected to stand trial next Jan­uary. Ro­hinie Bis­esar is charged with first-de­gree mur­der in the death of 28-year-old Rose­marie Junor. Junor, a new­ly­wed med­i­cal tech­ni­cian, died sev­eral days af­ter be­ing stabbed at a Shop­pers Drug Mart in Toronto’s pop­u­lar un­der­ground PATH net­work of shops and restau­rants on Dec. 11, 2015. Dur­ing a court ap­pear­ance on Wed­nes­day, a judge sched­uled Bis­esar’s trial to be­gin on Jan. 8, 2018. The case returns to court on Mon­day, when the Crown is ex­pected to ask for a psy­chi­atric assess­ment for Bis­esar to de­ter­mine if she can be found not crim­i­nally re­spon­si­ble — a re­quest the woman has al­ready ob­jected to. “I do not want a psy­chi­atric assess­ment. That’s a great way to cover up what’s hap­pen­ing,” Bis­esar said. “It’s not a psy­chi­atric dis­or­der.”

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