Man accused of first-degree murder of B.C. Mountie appears in court

Man charged with first-degree murder of Mountie, BC appears in court

Jongwon Ham, 37, appeared in court virtually on Wednesday

RCMP Shaelyn Yang is seen in this undated RCMP distribution photo. constant. Shaelyn Yang, 31, was shot and critically injured in an altercation at a homeless encampment. Canadian Media/HO, BC RCMP *Mandatory Credit*

A man accused of stabbing a mounted police officer to death in Burnaby, British Columbia, has appeared briefly in Vancouver Provincial Court.

Wearing a red shirt, beard and shoulder-length black hair, Jongwon Ham nearly appeared in court on Wednesday.

Ham was ordered to be remanded in custody until November 24 while he works to find a lawyer.

The 37-year-old was charged with first-degree murder in the death of RCMP Const. Yang Xuelin.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Unit said Ms Yang, 31, was working with the mental health and outreach unit when she was stabbed to death on October 18.

Young and a City of Burnaby employee attempted to serve an eviction notice on a man who had been living in a tent at a local park when she was killed, police said.

Earlier this month, Young honored a regimental funeral for an officer killed in the line of duty, per RCMP protocol.

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