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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  1. mickey1313

    This sick o and sanduski should share a cell.

    June 21, 2012 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. drap

    I've visited Canada several times and have never had good Chinese food..but really... .?

    June 21, 2012 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Defense is going to ask for a psychiatric examination.
    Ya THINK?

    June 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Open your mind

    Humans, the other white meat. Hey, this guy looks a little malnourished for someone who has just gorged upon human flesh. If you were stranded with no sustenance, you would resort to cannibalism as well. So get off your high horse and give this guy a break. Plus there are too many Canadians anyway. He can help reduce the surplus population.

    June 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • AZ Annie

      Riiiiiiight. He looks malnourished because he's a heroin addict!!!

      June 21, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Pablo

    I'd give that zombie the butt whooping he so well deserves. You want some of this, cannibal? Come and get it. Typical Canadian, all pasty and useless and reliant on socialized medicine.

    June 21, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |