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Man in China watched in horror as his girlfriend in Canada was raped and killed

By Mason White 12:14 PM April 1, 2014
Qian “Necole” Liu 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with murder after he allegedly murdered a Chinese student while her boyfriend was chatting with her on a computer webcam, prosecutors in Canada said.

Xian Chao Meng of China, told a court that he believes he witnessed the murder of his former longtime girlfriend, Qian “Necole” Liu.

It all happened while he was on his laptop in Beijing, and she was on her laptop in Toronto. They had been on Skype for hours because Liu, a student at York University, wanted online company while doing her homework.

They had separated three months earlier, but remained friends. Meng said that he saw 23-year-old Liu, wearing a headset, sitting at the computer in her apartment when someone knocked on the door. The door was also visible on the webcam.

Liu opened the door, and Meng saw a man standing in the doorway. After the door opened, the two had a conversation near the door, Meng told the court. Suddenly, the man began attacking Liu.

Meng said that he heard Liu screaming “no” numerous times. After hearing several bangs Liu became quiet. Meng said that later he heard the man breathing heavily.

Police arrested Brian Dickson, who had been a resident of the building and a student at York. He has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. Dickson, 32, tried to plead guilty to a lesser offense of manslaughter, but the court has rejected that.

Prosecutors told the court that DNA evidence collected at the scene matched Dickson, and a Medical Examiner ruled that Liu died of asphyxiation.