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Wife of man accused of killing Toronto cop testifies at trial

Toronto·Updated

Aaida Shaikh is on the stand Tuesday morning at the trial of Umar Zameer. He has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Det. Const. Jeffrey Northrup.

Zameer pleaded not guilty to 1st-degree murder in death of Det. Const. Jeffrey Northrup

Woman speaking at a stand in a courtroom.
Umar Zameer’s wife Aaida Shaikh speaks in court for the first time Tuesday. Zameer has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Det. Const. Jeffrey Northrup. (Pam Davies/CBC)

The wife of a man accused of killing a Toronto police officer is testifying at his murder trial today.

Aaida Shaikh is on the stand Tuesday morning at the trial of Umar Zameer.

Zameer has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Det. Const. Jeffrey Northrup.

Northrup died on July 2, 2021 after he was struck by a car while investigating a stabbing in an underground parking garage at Toronto City Hall.

Court has heard Zameer was not involved in the stabbing.

Prosecutors allege Zameer chose to make a series of manoeuvres with his vehicle while plainclothes officers were nearby.

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