BRAMPTON, Ont. - A murder trial is hearing allegations that a man killed his ex-girlfriend in his home, then cut up her body and dumped her remains in several Toronto-area locations two years ago.
Chun Qi Jiang is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 41-year-old Guang Hua Liu, whose body parts were discovered days after she vanished in 2012.
Prosecutors say Liu went missing after she met up with Jiang on Aug. 10 that year.
Her foot was found in Mississauga's Credit River on Aug. 15, while her head, hands, calves, thigh and arm were later found in other areas, some near her home in east-end Toronto.
Her torso was found in a suitcase floating in Lake Ontario, but some of the remaining body parts have not yet been found.
Crown lawyer Andrew Falls told court that forensic tests showed Liu's blood in the accused's basement and in the trunk of his car.
Jiang was arrested Aug. 26, 2012, and was originally charged with second-degree murder in Liu's death.
Police have said the pair had a four-year relationship and they deemed Liu's death a domestic-related homicide.