Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Printed Tuesday, December three, 2019 three:57PM EST
Final Up to date Tuesday, December three, 2019 four:03PM EST
The 23-year-old man accused of dumping buckets of liquefied feces on folks at two Toronto universities will spend one other two weeks behind bars earlier than his bail listening to.
Following a courtroom date for the case Tuesday, the suspect’s lawyer Jordan Weisz advised reportersthat his consumer will seem at Outdated Metropolis Corridor on Dec. 18 for a particular bail listening to, more likely to take at the very least three hours.
“We actually needed to have a bail listening to as quickly as attainable – all people have a proper to an affordable bail,” Weisz mentioned. “We have been trying to do that subsequent week; we have been trying to do that as quickly as attainable.”
He mentioned the delay is because of courtroom room availability.
Investigators beforehand mentioned an unknown man walked into the College of Toronto’s Robarts Library on Nov. 22 and dumped a bucket of “liquefied fecal matter” on two college students seated at a desk.
Two related incidents have been later reported on the Scott Library at York College’s Keele campus on Nov. 24 and outdoors a U of T constructing close to School Avenue and College Avenue a day later.
In whole, police mentioned 5 folks have been assaulted.
The incidents gripped town, with college students and members of the bigger group expressing shock and disgust over the disturbing incidents, together with Mayor John Tory, who referred to as the behaviour “inexplicable.”
In an effort to establish the person accountable, investigators launched safety digicam photos of a attainable suspect.
On Nov. 26, police confirmed that after receiving quite a few suggestions, an arrest had been made within the case.
Police mentioned 23-year-old Toronto resident Samuel Opoku was arrested at round 6 p.m. at a shelter within the space of Queen Avenue and Spadina Avenue.
Weisz wouldn’t remark straight on the allegations towards Opoku however strongly steered he would search some kind of bail with situations.
“Jail is just not an applicable place for my consumer,” he mentioned.
The Crown beforehand advised courtroom they might search to remand Opoku into custody till his trial.
He then indicated that the character of the acts his consumer is accused of, coupled with the truth that not one of the victims knew his consumer, suggests psychological well being will play a task within the proceedings.
“An individual who would do one thing as horrible as what was alleged to have been accomplished both would have some horrible private animosity to the victims themselves, however on this case the allegation is the victims are fully unknown to the suspect,” Weisz mentioned. “So the one different risk that makes any sense in any respect to me is that regrettably the particular person is affected by a psychological sickness and regrettably that particular person isn’t receiving the remedy that he should obtain.”
He mentioned his consumer is “undoubtedly match to face trial and is conscious of all the things that’s happening inside the courtroom course of.”