Toronto neurosurgeon who strangled his wife pleads guilty to her murder, days before his trial

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A Toronto neurosurgeon pleaded guilty on Monday to the 2016 killing of his physician wife, just days before his trial was due to begin.

Mohammed Shamji, 43, entered a guilty plea to the second-degree murder of Elana Fric-Shamji at a Toronto courthouse.

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He faces an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for at least 10 years.

A statement read out in court said Shamji killed his wife, then 40, during an argument. She had filed for divorce two days earlier.

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Fric-Shamji claimed she had been a victim of domestic violence during their 12-year marriage.

The neurosurgeon, who has been in custody since his arrest on December 2, 2016, stuffed his wife's body into a suitcase where it was discovered dumped the next day by a passer-by near the Humber River in the southern Ontario city of Vaughan.

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She was killed from strangulation and blunt force trauma, according to police.

Shamji was arrested at a coffee shop in Mississauga a day after her body was found.

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Speaking outside the courthouse on Monday, Ana Fric, Elana's mother, said: 'Justice will never befall us. The only justice we will ever have is if she will come back — and she will never come back.'

News of the murder and Shamji's complicity was met with shock in the Toronto area at the time,...
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