Ager Hasan, accused killer of Melinda Vasilije, makes video court appearance
Ager Hasan, a 24-year-old man from Hamilton accused of fatally stabbing Melinda Vasilije in her Kitchener apartment, briefly made his third court appearance via video on Monday afternoon.
Hasan faces a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the death of 22-year-old Vasilije, who was found with multiple stab wounds in her Country Hills apartment in April, 2017. He's also facing charges in three counts of breach of recognizance.
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Standing before a camera at the Maplehurst Correctional Complex in Milton and dressed in an orange inmate uniform, he spoke to the court and judge in a Waterloo Region courtroom.
Several members of Vasilije's family, friends and supporters were present in court, filling the back row of seats. Her mother teared-up at Hasan's appearance.
Hasan's next scheduled court date is set for Jan. 23, again through video appearance.
Arrested in Texas
Hasan had been sought soon after Vasilije's body was found. He was arrested by the U.S. Secret Service in San Antonio, Texas in July of last year, through an ongoing counterfeit money investigation.
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He was extradited from the U.S. and escorted back to Canada in January of this year.