TORONTO (AP) -- A 29-year-old man charged with the murder of a college student whose frantic boyfriend in China watched though a webcam as she struggled with an attacker appeared briefly in an Ontario courtroom.
Brian Dickson stood before the court Thursday in a white shirt and jeans as the judge read out a charge of first-degree murder. He did not enter a plea. His case was held over until April 26.
The body of York University student Liu Qian, 23, of Beijing, was found Friday in her apartment in Toronto a few hours after her boyfriend witnessed the attack, police said.
She was naked from the waist down and there were no obvious signs of sexual assault or trauma severe enough to kill her. The autopsy was inconclusive. Police said they were awaiting toxicology test results.
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