Toronto: Muslim neurosurgeon admits killing wife days after she filed for divorce

Honor killing?

Source: Mohammed Shamji pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder of physician wife | CBC News

Mohammed Shamji has admitted to killing his physician wife, Dr. Elana Fric, in December 2016.

The world-renowned neurosurgeon was dressed in a pinstripe suit as he appeared for a pretrial hearing in Ontario Superior Court on Monday morning.

Shamji pleaded guilty to second-degree murder as two of the couple’s three children and Fric’s parents sat in court. It was the first time the kids, now 11 and 14, have seen their father since his arrest.

“Justice will never befall us,” an emotional Ana Fric, Elana’s mother, told reporters outside the downtown Toronto courthouse. “The only justice we will ever have is if she will come back — and she will never come back.”

Shamji has been in custody at a GTA detention centre since his arrest nearly 2½ years ago. Jury selection in his case was scheduled to begin this week.

Shamji was initially charged with first-degree murder and committing an indignity to human remains in the death of his wife, a Scarborough-based family physician and mother of the couple’s three children.

Second-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence with no parole eligibility for 10 years.

Shamji will next appear in the downtown Toronto courthouse on May 8 for his sentencing hearing.

Family, friends, colleagues and others affected by Shamji’s actions will have the opportunity to file victim impact statements before he is sentenced.

Murder happened at home while children were asleep

Fric’s body was found in a suitcase near an underpass in Vaughan, Ont., north of Toronto, on Dec. 1, 2016. She died from strangulation and blunt-force trauma. Shamji, her husband of 12 years, was arrested at a coffee shop in Mississauga, west of the city, the following day.

According to a two-page agreed statement of facts read in court Monday, the couple got into an argument at the family home on Nov. 30, 2016 — the same night she was reported missing.

Their three children — then age 3, 8 and 11 —  were asleep at the time. But the eldest daughter awoke to the sound of her mother screaming and a clamour of banging coming from her parents’ room.

Mohammed struck Elana multiple times, causing her significant blunt-force injuries all over her body, including a broken neck and broken ribs,” court documents read. “He then choked her to death.”

When their daughter went to her parents’ room to investigate the noises, the document said, Shamji ordered her back to bed. He then packed Fric’s body into a suitcase.

Shamji put the suitcase in his vehicle and drove about 35 kilometres north of the city. There, he disposed of her body in the Humber River, the statement said. He did not call police.

The suitcase was discovered the next day by a passerby, in the area of Howland Drive and Nashville Road, west of Highway 27.

“In the days after he killed her, Mohammed carried on his daily routines,” the statement of facts said. This included performing surgeries, as soon as the very next day.

Fric filed for divorce 2 days before she was killed

The headline-making case shook Ontario’s medical community and sparked dialogue about domestic violence.

Fric, 40, was a well-respected physician whose expertise was in medical policy. She met Shamji during her medical school days at the University of Ottawa. He was there for a neurosurgery residency.

From a professional perspective, Shamji and Fric were a medical power couple. But according to court documents, their marriage was in trouble at the time Fric went missing. She had filed for divorce in November 2016, just two days before she was murdered.

“The marriage was volatile and dysfunctional, marred by reports of verbal, emotional and at times physical abuse of Elana by Mohammed,” the agreed statement of facts said.

6 thoughts on “Toronto: Muslim neurosurgeon admits killing wife days after she filed for divorce

  1. This is sad but the Prophet Muhammad encouraged this: Quran (4:34) – “Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great.” Contemporary translations sometimes water down the word ‘beat’, but it is the same one used in verse 8:12 and clearly means ‘to strike’.

  2. No matter where a Muslim lives sharia law rules, the Koran justifies murder, rape and beating of wife and children, none of the above fits into civilized societies which is why Islam will never assimilate into any civilizations/ culture but will always seek to have all other civilizations/cultures assimilate into Islam.

    • #Troybeam. Yes! No matter how congenial or docile they may seem to be, as relating to non-muslims, one thing is for certain, THEY ALL BELIEVE THAT SHARIA is the supreme law of their false god! As such, they will NEVER truly assimilate into other gov’ts, cultures and/ or societies–THE KORAN FORBIDS THEM TO DO IT!!! islam is the most diabolical, demonic FALSE CULT that ever existed upon the face of God’s green Earth!!!!! IT’S THE CULT OF SATAN!!!!!

  3. #MAP…. Just one thought, Mario…. Personally I never, but NEVER, refer to old ‘mo’ as “the Prophet Muhammed”! #1 – He’s NO prophet, or at best he’s a FALSE prophet! And here’s another thought–I never, but NEVER, show him the undue “respect” of capitalizing his name, much less capitalizing his FALSE identity as a holy man or as a prophet of God! “moham-dead” is just that–a DEAD leader of a DEAD CULT and all who follow his teachings will end up exactly where he now resides–in HELL!!!!!

If sharia keeps spreading, you will not only be silenced by the media and big technology, you will be jailed - or worse. Speak while you can!

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