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Suspect to plead not guilty in webcam death


TORONTO (AP) -- The lawyer for a man accused of killing a Chinese student, attacked in her apartment as her boyfriend watched helplessly through a webcam, says his client will plead not guilty.

Lawyer Steven Krys, who is representing 29-year-old Brian Dickson, said Friday they anticipate putting together a "very strong defense" for Dickson.

The body of York University student Liu Qian, 23, of Beijing, was found Friday in her Toronto apartment a few hours after her boyfriend witnessed what appeared to be the beginning of the attack before the webcam was shut off. Police refused to release any details about the crime or its possible motive.

An autopsy was inconclusive, and police say it may be weeks before the results of toxicology tests are known.

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