Ager Hasan, accused killer of Melinda Vasilije, makes video court appearance

The 24-year-old man accused of stabbing and killing Melinda Vasilije in Kitchener made another court appearance Monday via video.
Ager Hasan and Melinda Vasilije are seen in this photo, which was posted to the website Reddit along with a post that offered a version of events of what may have happened in Vasilije's apartment the night she died.

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. 

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. 

He was extradited from the U.S. and escorted back to Canada in January of this year. ​