New Brunswick

Accused killer denied bail

The Fredericton man charged with killing his wife last summer has been refused bail.

The Fredericton man charged with killing his wife last summer has been refused bail.

Abdul Bari, 36, was arrested last month, six months after the body of his estranged wife Shaila Akther Bari was found in her Regent Street apartment.

Police found 26-year-old Shaila Bari dead in her Regent Street apartment after her friends reported her missing.

Bari hadn't been seen or heard from in 10 days. Police have not said how she died. Shaila Bari was a native of Bangladesh, and came to Fredericton in 1997 as part of an arranged marriage. At the time of her death, she had been separated from her husband for approximately two years.

She was studying business at the University of New Brunswick and working part-time at a Fredericton dry-cleaning business.

Charged with first-degree murder, Bari was automatically remanded in custody.

He asked for a bail hearing to show why he should be allowed his freedom pending a preliminary hearing set for early May.

A Court of Queen's Bench judge turned down that request following the hearing Wednesday.

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