Calgary Herald

June 13, 2002

Fujii murder case moved to June 20

Calgary Herald

CALGARY -- The case of a Japanese woman accused of killing her two infant children in Calgary has been moved up by almost two weeks.

Rie Fujii was initially scheduled to face a two-day hearing July 3rd and 4th, but her lawyer Bob Batting appeared in court yesterday and had the matter set for June 20th instead.

Batting has said she will plead guilty to charges related to the death of her children, but he has not confirmed which charges.

The 23-year-old woman is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the death of her 15-month-old son, Domenic Brown, and the disappearance of the boy's three-month-old sister, Gemini.

The boy's body was discovered in a deserted apartment.

It is believed Gemini was wrapped in plastic bags and tossed into the Bow River, but her body has never been found.

Fujii had been living in Canada illegally after her visitor's visa expired.

It is expected that she will face deportation after her legal case is concluded.

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