Man charged in Toronto body parts case, says his mother stabbed his ex

Chun Qi Jiang is on trial for killing, cutting up and scattering the remains of his ex-girlfriend...

A Toronto man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, carving up her body and scattering her remains in different locations has told a court his mother was the one who stabbed the woman to death.

Chun Qi Jiang says his mother had been angry with his on-again-off-again girlfriend Guang Hua Liu because she believed Liu had stolen jewelry from her in the past.

Jiang says when his mother, who stayed with her son from Friday to Sunday every week, found him having a meal with Liu in his home, the two women got into a confrontation which resulted in Liu grabbing a kitchen knife.

Jiang says he stepped between the two women and was struck in the head with the knife before he was able to get Liu to drop it, at which point both she and her mother left the kitchen.

Jiang says he then tried tending to the gash on his head before searching the house for his mother, whose help he wanted to deal with his wound.

It was at that point that he discovered his mother in a dark room in his basement, leaning over Liu's bloody and lifeless body with a knife in her hand.

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