As a result, the government passed new regulations governing live-streaming websites, banning 'erotic' banana consumption and wearing stockings and suspenders while streaming, New Express Daily reported at the time.
A jury found a 32-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder Monday in the death of a York University student from China.
The Crown told the jury that the most likely cause of death was “mechanical asphyxiation” through neck compression such as a chokehold.
In his closing argument, defence lawyer Robert Nuttall maintained a cause of death has not been established.
A jury has found a 32-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a York University student from China.
Brian Dickson's lawyer had argued his client did not mean to kill Qian Liu in her off-campus basement apartment three years ago.
Dickson was interviewed by police before he was arrested and at that time denied any involvement.
He told police he was briefly in her room several hours prior — they talked about cooking, he said.
Liu’s father wiped tears from his eyes as the verdict was delivered, while there was no reaction from Dickson.
Liu had been chatting via webcam with her ex-boyfriend in China in the early morning hours of April 15, 2011, when he saw a man force his way into Liu’s room and knock her down.
Liu’s body was found lying face down on her bedroom floor later that morning.
Semen that overwhelmingly matches Dickson’s DNA profile was found on her mostly naked body.
China’s Ministry of Culture has launched strict new guidelines on live streaming which could see users ‘blacklisted’ if they violate them.