Mayer transferred to New Taipei District Prosecutors Office to face murder charges
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During five hours of questioning by the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), Israeli-American tattoo artist Oren Shlomo Mayer denied involvement in the murder of a Canadian teacher and clashed with an official from the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), reports said Tuesday.
Mayer, 37, had been extradited from the Philippines Monday evening to face interrogations about his alleged part in the murder and dismemberment of English language teacher Ryan Sanjay Ramgahan last month.
At around 6 p.m., the CIB transferred him to the New Taipei District Prosecutors Office for further questioning, the Central News Agency reported. The murder allegedly happened at a riverside park in New Taipei City’s Yonghe District, and was allegedly fueled by suspicions that Ramgahan had informed police about drug deals the two men were involved in.
However, Mayer completely denied any part in the murder, and only acknowledged he had been to the site of the murder earlier in the day, but had not met the Canadian victim there. [FULL STORY]