Accused in Rexdale mosque killing makes brief court appearance
Guilherme “William” Von Neutegem, 34, is shown in this Facebook photo. (Facebook)
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, September 25, 2020 3:07PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, September 25, 2020 3:08PM EDT
TORONTO - The man accused of killing a 58-year-old man outside a Rexdale mosque has made a brief court appearance by video.
Police allege Von Neutegem stabbed Zafis to death on Sept. 12 while the volunteer at the International Muslim Organization ensured worshippers followed COVID-19 rules.
The mosque, which reopened Friday, has called on police to investigate the killing as a hate crime.
Investigators have said they have not ruled out Von Neutegem in the investigation into another stabbing death that occurred in the city five days earlier.
He is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 5.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 25, 2020.