Accused makes first court appearance in Ryerson student murder case

Michal Nowaczek-Said made his first court appearance today after being charged with the murder of Ryerson student Julia Sokolov.

The 24-year-old died in hospital nine days after being found with life-threatening stab wounds in a Scarborough apartment building on Sept. 10.

Michal Nowaczek-Said, accused murderer of Ryerson Student Julia Sokolov. (Photo courtesy Toronto Police Services)

Nowaczek-Said, 24, was charged with one count of attempted murder, one charge of assault causing bodily harm and five counts of assault against a peace officer.

The charges were upgraded to first-degree murder following Sokolov’s death.

Nowaczek-Said has been detained since his arrest on Sept. 10.

On account of him being tried for murder, he will not be granted bail unless his lawyers request a special bail hearing in front of the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto.

Nowaczek-Said’s lawyers, Monte MacGregor and Christian Pearce, said they do not intend to do so.

Nowaczek-Said’s next appearance will be via video conference on Oct. 25 at 9 a.m.



With files from Simona Catalano

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