6 Apr 2013

Murder-accused son of Auckland woman to appear in Toronto court

3:50 pm on 6 April 2013

The man charged with the murders of an Auckland woman and her husband in Canada is due to appear in court in Toronto on Saturday.

Emergency services were called to the couple's home on Easter Sunday, where they found the bodies of Ms Zhou, 51, and Mr Jia, 59.

Constable Tony Vella from the Toronto Police says the couple's son Li Tian Jia, 26, was arrested after officers responded to a 911 call.

Ms Zhou had worked at the University of Auckland as a computer operator since 2004 and was in Canada on an extended holiday.