01/05/2012 04:53 EST | Updated 03/06/2012 05:12 EST

Man charged in York student death denied bail

The man accused of killing a York University student from China has been denied bail.

Judge Anne Molloy handed down her decision Thursday at the University Avenue courthouse in downtown Toronto.

Brian Dickson, 30, is accused of killing 23-year-old Qian Liu.

Details of the bail hearing can't be reported because of a publication ban.

Liu was found dead in her apartment on April 15, 2011, just a few hours after her boyfriend in China watched helplessly via webcam as she tried to fend off an attacker who appeared at her door.

Dickson will return to court Jan. 30 for a preliminary hearing.