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Alleged Toronto mosque killer's case put over to late January

TORONTO — A man accused of killing a 58-year-old Muslim man outside a Toronto mosque has had his case remanded until late January.

Guilherme (William) Von Neutegem faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Mohamed-Aslim Zafis, who was stabbed outside the International Muslim Organization on Sept. 12.

Police have said the two did not appear to know each other.

The lawyer for Von Neutegem says they've received some disclosure, but expects much more in the ensuing months.

The Canadian Anti-Hate Network has alleged that social media accounts under the name William Von Neutegem show a chant and symbol on YouTube associated with a neo-Nazi group that encourages killings. 

The Canadian Press has not verified that the accounts belong to the accused.

The case returns to virtual court on Jan. 28.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 5, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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