The Crown would not accept Brian Dickson's plea and will proceed with the trial on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Qian Liu.
Judge Anne Molloy explained to the panel of jurors in a Toronto courtroom today that the Crown intended to prove its case that Dickson is guilty of first-degree murder.
Liu, a 23-year-old English student from Beijing, was found dead in a basement apartment near the university on April 15, 2011.
Police have said she was chatting online via webcam with a friend in China when someone knocked on her door.
The friend was worried about Liu and his concerns led to the discovery of her body.
(680News, The Canadian Press)
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