Man charged in subway homicide has case put over
TORONTO — A man accused of killing an elderly stranger by shoving him in front of a Toronto subway train had his case put over to December after a brief court hearing on Tuesday.
John Reszetnik, 57, refused to leave his cell to attend the scheduled hearing, his lawyer told the court, but the matter proceeded without him present. Reszetnik is charged with first-degree murder in the mid-June death of 73-yearold Yosuke Hayahara, who police have alleged was deliberately pushed off the platform at Bloor-Yonge station, where two of the city’s primary subway lines connect.
Police have said the two men didn’t know each other and no motive for the alleged attack was immediately evident.