The suspect in the deadly stabbing of a Mountie in Burnaby, B.C. has made a brief appearance in provincial court in Vancouver.
On Wednesday, Jongwon Ham virtually arrived in court after a lengthy delay. While he sought legal advice, Ham was ordered to be held in custody until November 24. In connection with the death of RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang, the 37-year-old has been accused of first-degree murder.
Yang, who was 31 years old, was working on a mental health and outreach team on October 18 when she was fatally stabbed, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.
When she was slain, Yang, according to police, was attempting to serve an eviction notice on a guy who was residing in a tent in a nearby park with help from a City of Burnaby employee.
In accordance with RCMP rules for an officer killed in the line of duty, Yang was honored earlier this month with a regimental funeral.