Dickson's lawyer, Robert Nuttall, said his client accepted the verdict, but he will look to see if there are grounds for appeal.
"The case hung on the mechanism of death," Nuttall said.
Dickson attended York University on and off for 10 years, completing fewer than three full years.The woman said she told Dickson to stop but he allegedly told her to shut up, Skubic said. Dickson was alleged to have continued for the next 20 minutes," Skubic said. Dickson lay beside the victim and said, among other things, he had never had a mock rape before." The charge was withdrawn at the request of the Crown.In 2008 a former girlfriend told police that she and Dickson were arguing near his parents' house about money he took from her, which he said he used to buy cocaine, Skubic said, citing a police report.He showed no discernible reaction to the verdict nor to the automatic sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.His victim's parents travelled from China for the trial.