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Rohinie Bisesar faces 1st-degree murder charge in Shoppers Drug Mart stabbing

Rohinie Bisesar, accused of stabbing a woman to death in a Shoppers Drug Mart in Toronto's PATH system last December, now faces a first-degree murder charge.

Rosemarie Junor, 28, killed in random attack last December

Rohinie Bisesar, who is accused of stabbing a woman to death inside a downtown Toronto Shoppers Drug Mart last December, is now facing a first-degree murder charge, police said Wednesday. (Toronto Police Service)

The charge against Rohinie Bisesar, who is accused of stabbing a woman to death inside a downtown Toronto Shoppers Drug Mart last December, has been upgraded to first-degree murder.

Bisesar, 40, appeared in court via video link on Wednesday afternoon to hear the charge. Previously, she had been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Rosemarie Junor.

Staff Insp. Greg McLane told CBC News that police "have uncovered more evidence" that leads them to believe a first-degree murder charge is warranted.

The change suggests there was premeditation and planning in the attack, McLane said.

Bisesar allegedly stabbed Junor shortly before 3 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2015, while the victim was at a Shoppers Drug Mart in Toronto's PATH system.

Bisesar is to return to court on Feb. 29.

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