Canadian charged in webcam killing found guilty

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Associated Press

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 4:30 PM

TORONTO (AP) — A jury has found a Canadian man accused of killing a Chinese student in her Toronto apartment, attacked as her boyfriend watched via webcam in China, guilty of first-degree murder.

Brian Dickson, 32, had offered to plead guilty to manslaughter, but the prosecution rejected the lesser charge in the death of Qian Liu. The case went to the jury Monday.

Liu was found dead in her apartment in April 2011, just a few hours after her boyfriend in China watched via webcam as she tried to fend off an attacker who appeared at her door. The boyfriend told police he saw Liu struggling with a man before her computer was shut off.

The case received international attention.

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