Man charged in sub­way homi­cide has case put over

The Western Star - - CANADA -

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.

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