Canadian teacher's alleged dismemberment killer returned to Taiwan
The man accused of the grisly dismemberment murder of a Canadian teacher in Taiwan is insisting he had nothing to do with the crime.
Israeli-American tattoo artist and alleged drug dealer Oren Shlomo Mayer, 37, was extradited from the Philippines late Monday.
Cops say Mayer â" who also goes by Oz Diamond â" and a pal murdered former Mississauga man Ryan Sanjay Ramgahan, 43, over fears the Canadian was about to drop a dime on them.
Mayerâs family had hoped the Israeli government would stop the extradition proceedings, but they took a pass on helping out Mayer.
The August murder occurred in a suburban Taipei park.
According to local news reports, Mayer has only admitted he was at the scene of the crime earlier in the day.
He reportedly asked detectives for a cigarette before breaking down as he spoke of the harm he had inflicted on his Taiwanese girlfriend, their child, and his family, Central News Agency reported.
But Mayer also lashed out at American consular officials for cancelling his passport, leaving him stuck in the Philippines, where he reportedly fled after the murder.
Police have also detained another U.S. citizen, Ewart Odane Bent, in the homicide.
According to the New Taipei District Court, it was ruled Wednesday that Mayer is being held incommunicado because heâs a flight risk and may âconspire with others to cover up his alleged crime.â
Police believe Mayer was one of the biggest marijuana traffickers on the Asian island.
According to cops, investigators found foreigners in possession of marijuana at a local nightclub and the drugs were traced back to Ramgahan.
Several of the Canadianâs clients suspected he had turned stool pigeon and was betraying their dope peddling operation.
Ramgahan was choked to death before being hacked by machetes. Mayer fled the next day.
A Filipino prostitute eventually fingered Mayerâs location at a local hotel.
Both suspects could be eligible for the death penalty.Source: Google News Taiwan | Netizen 24 Taiwan