Canada dismemberment suspect's lawyer may ask for psychological exam
Luka Rocco Magnotta, accused of killing and dismembering 33-year-old Jun Lin, plead not guilty to all charges Tuesday.
June 21st, 2012
12:20 AM ET

Canada dismemberment suspect's lawyer may ask for psychological exam

A Canadian porn actor suspected of killing and dismembering a university student in Montreal will appear again in court Thursday afternoon, where his lawyer is expected to request a psychiatric examination, according to Quebec's prosecutor's office.

Luka Rocco Magnotta, faces first-degree murder and other charges in the death and dismemberment of Jun Lin, a 33-year-old Concordia University student from China.

At a hearing Tuesday, Magnotta, 29, pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Magnotta appeared Tuesday via video link for security reasons and is expected to do so again Thursday, said prosecution spokesman Jean Pascal Boucher.

Authorities accuse Magnotta of dismembering Lin and mailing his hand and foot to Canadian politicians.

Police also believe Magnotta filmed the death and dismemberment and posted the video to the Internet. They have said the video shows Magnotta engaged in sexual acts involving body parts and also includes evidence of cannibalism.

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