Ager Hasan, accused in killing of Melinda Vasilije, will go to trial
A 25-year-old Hamilton man charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend will stand trial
Ager Hasan, a 25-year-old man charged with second degree murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend Melinda Vasilije, will go to trial before a jury in Ontario's Superior Court of Justice.
Hasan appeared in front of a judge for a four-day preliminary hearing this week, where witnesses were called and evidence presented to a judge to determined if there is enough evidence for a trial.
The judge has decided there is enough evidence to go to trial.
Melinda Vasilije was found dead in her Country Hill Drive apartment at 3 a.m. on April 28, 2017. She had been stabbed multiple times, police said.
Hasan left Canada the same day Vasilije died, and police named him as a suspect in her death.
While in the U.S., Hasan kept in contact with police investigators via social media. Accounts associated with Hasan posted to Reddit and Instagram.
Police said Hasan and Vasilije had been in a relationship prior to her death.
Court documents presented by the Waterloo Regional Police Service to American authorities said Hasan "had difficulty accepting" the end of a year-long relationship, and Vasilije "was nervous" about being alone with him.
Hasan is set to appear in court next on Dec. 21, but his trial date has not yet been set.