Woman charged in fatal Shoppers Drug Mart stabbing in hospital

By Marianne Boucher and News Staff

The woman accused of first-degree murder in a fatal stabbing at a Shoppers Drug Mart last December has been hospitalized.

A guard from Vanier Centre for Women told court on Wednesday by video that Rohinie Bisesar was in the hospital.

The stabbing happened at a Shoppers located in the PATH system at 66 Wellington St. W., just before 3 p.m. on Dec. 11.

Despite the defence telling media that they were on top of her psychiatric needs earlier this week, they had no idea she had been hospitalized.

Defence lawyer Calvin Barry was not in court but sent his associate, David Burke, who said outside of court that he didn’t know when or why Bisesar was hospitalized.

Earlier this week in court, Bisesar appeared via video and warned the Justice of Peace that she had an international security concern involving terrorists and the prime minister and that he should act upon this information immediately.

Bisesar, 40, was initially charged with second-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Rosemarie Junor.

That charge was upgraded earlier this month, throwing into question original reports by police that described the attack as random.

Junor was rushed to hospital, where she died five days later.

Bisesar was the subject of a manhunt for several days before her arrest.

There has been no word on a mental health assessment or a bail application.

Bisesar is scheduled to appear in court on April 15 and the pretrial date is scheduled on May 19.

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