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'Webcam killer' Brian Dickson plans to appeal conviction 0

By Jenny Yuen, Toronto Sun

Brian Dickson is due back in court in January. (Facebook photo)

Brian Dickson is due back in court in January. (Facebook photo)

TORONTO - 

Webcam killer Brian Dickson says he was wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder and plans to appeal.

Dickson, 32, is serving a life sentence with no parole for 25 years after a jury found him guilty earlier this month of slaying York University student Qian “Necole” Liu.

Dickson filed a six-page document in which he indicates his intention to appeal.

The document — filed with the Court of Appeal — lists “wrongful conviction of first-degree murder” as grounds for appeal, but adds his lawyer will “file a comprehensive argument” at a later date.

Dickson’s lawyer Robert Nuttall could not be reached for comment Monday.

Liu, 23, was using a webcam to chat with her ex-boyfriend in China early on April 15, 2011, when he saw a man force his way into Liu’s room and attack her.

It only took the jury four hours on April 7 to convict Dickson of first-degree murder. Court heard Dickson either killed Liu by strangling her or by applying a chokehold after she spurned his sexual advances.

Jurors did not hear about Dickson’s online postings about incest and underage sex, his collection of Asian pornography and complaints of previous attacks on women.

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