A judge has found a Toronto woman not criminally responsible for the fatal stabbing of a complete stranger nearly three years ago.
Justice John McMahon issued his ruling this morning in the case of Rohinie Bisesar, who pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Rosemarie Junor.
Ms. Junor, 28, died after being stabbed in the chest by Ms. Bisesar at a Shoppers Drug Mart in Toronto’s financial district in December, 2015.
Both Crown and defence lawyers had said Ms. Bisesar should be found not criminally responsible in Ms. Junor’s death.
A forensic psychiatrist who was the only witness to testify at the one-day trial last week concluded Ms. Bisesar was in the throes of a psychiatric breakdown due to untreated schizophrenia at the time of the attack.
Court heard that a second psychiatrist agreed with that assessment and both reported that Ms. Bisesar suffered from severe hallucinations and delusions that manifested as a voice commanding her to harm someone.