Murder suspect Hasan’s extradition hearing set for Sept. 11 in Texas
Murder suspect Ager Mohsin Hasan’s extradition hearing is set for Sept. 11 in Texas, and getting the Hamiltonian to Canada might take awhile but he will face murder charges here.
That’s the prediction of a Toronto criminal lawyer who’s worked on extradition cases.
“He’s coming home to face those charges, 100 per cent especially on those charges and with a strong treaty partner,” said Jordan Donich in an interview Friday.
Donich said the extradition process can be long and complicated with authorities from both countries working together, but the United States is Canada’s strongest and closest ally and the countries have good working relationships.
“There will be a process where our authorities will pass information as a basis for the hearing,” he said.
“It will go ahead with our closest ally.”
Plus, Hasan has proven he is a “flight risk. He’s sophisticated. He was able to get to the States,” Donich said.
“This is a guy who evaded the authorities, who somehow crossed the border and has gone undetected,” he said.
Hasan, 24, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Melinda Vasilije.
Vasilije, 23, was found dead of multiple stab wounds in her Kitchener apartment on April 28. Hasan took off to the United States after her death.
Hasan was arrested on Tuesday by the U.S. Secret Service in San Antonio, Texas.
The Secret Service was conducting an investigation into counterfeit currency and received a call from an anonymous source who said Hasan was allegedly placing orders for counterfeit cash via the Dark Web.
The source provided the suspect’s description, first name, address and vehicle information, said a media release from the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security.
Special agents went to the suspect’s address to conduct surveillance and spotted the 2016 black Honda HRV.
The Secret Service asked the local San Antonio police to conduct a traffic stop.
A person matching the description of Hasan was in the passenger seat. The vehicle was driven by another man.
After a search of the vehicle, which had stolen plates from Arkansas and the residence where Hasan was staying, police found $600 in counterfeit $20 bills, the Secret Service said.