British Columbia

Convicted killer of Japanese exchange student files appeal

William Schneider was found guilty of second-degree murder in Kogawa's death in October 2018. He was sentenced to life with no parole for 14 years.

Body of Natsumi Kogawa, 30, was found in Vancouver's West End in 2016

William Schneider was convicted of killing Natsumi Kogawa in 2018. (Vancouver Police Department)

The B.C. man convicted of murdering Japanese exchange student Natsumi Kogawa has filed an appeal of his guilty verdict.

William Schneider was found guilty of second-degree murder in Kogawa's death in October 2018. He was sentenced to life with no parole for 14 years.

Thirty-year-old Kogawa's body was found inside a suitcase on the grounds of the Gabriola Mansion in Vancouver's West End in September 2016.

She had been studying English in Vancouver on a student visa.

Prior to his murder conviction, Schneider pleaded guilty to interfering with human remains or offering an indignity to a human body in relation to the case.

With files from Joel Ballard

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