May 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Updated: May 14, 2019 8:36 pm

Man convicted in 2016 killing of Japanese student in Vancouver asking for new trial

WATCH: (Aired Nov. 2, 2018) A BC Supreme Court justice determines how long William Schneider will remain in prison before he is eligible for parole. Nadia Stewart reports live from outside BC Supreme Court.

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The man convicted of the 2016 killing of a Japanese student in Vancouver is asking for a new trial.

Last November William Victor Schneider was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 14 years for the death of 30-year-old Natsumi Kogawa.

Globalnews.ca coverage of the Natsumi Kogawa murder trial

Schneider has filed an appeal seeking to have the conviction quashed and a new trial ordered on grounds the judge incorrectly answered a jury question and incorrectly admitted statements attributed to Schneider without providing any reason.

Kogawa’s body was found stuffed in a suitcase in the bushes of the Gabriola Mansion in Vancouver’s West End in September 2016.

A jury found Schneider guilty of second-degree murder last month, and towards the end of the trial he pleaded guilty to a separate charge of interfering with a human body.

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