Toronto neurosurgeon to stand trial for the murder of physician wife


Following a preliminary hearing, a judge ruled Toronto, Canada-based neurosurgeon Mohammed Shamji, MD, PhD, will stand trial for the first-degree murder of his wife Elana Fric-Shamji, MD, The Toronto Star reports.

Dr. Fric-Shamji's body was found December 2016 in a wooded area of Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Shamji has been charged with first-degree murder and committing an indignity to human remains, according to CTV News Toronto. Dr. Shamji has been in custody since his arrest and was denied bail in August 2017.

Dr. Shamji is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in downtown Toronto April 6.

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