After hearing from more than 30 witnesses over several weeks, Judge Lori-Renee Weitzman has ruled that Luka Magnotta will stand trial for the grisly murder and dismemberment of college student Jun Lin.
The next act in the “Canadian Psycho” drama that has riveted Canada (and much of the western world) opened Tuesday as Luka Magnotta’s preliminary hearing began in a Montreal courtroom. Magnotta, a former porn actor, is accused of last year’s savage murder of Chinese foreign exchange student Jun Lin.
The Thursday hearing for alleged “Canadian Psycho” killer Luka Magnotta held a few surprises: the defense did not demand their client be examined by a psychiatrist… and Magnotta himself appeared in court.
An international search for Luka Rocco Magnotta, the Toronto-born model and porn actor wanted for murdering and dismembering a Chinese student then mailing his body parts to Canadian political parties, ended peacefully when the 29-year-old was captured in a Berlin internet cafe where Magnotta had been reading media accounts about himself.