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  • Luka Magnotta trial hears how torso found in trash outside apartment

    A forensic investigator with the Montreal police has opened testimony in Luka Magnotta's murder trial by describing the discovery of a human torso in the trash outside the accused's apartment in 2012.

    One of the first people at the scene, investigator Caroline Simoneau, told jurors her team searched through 31 garbage bags left outside the building in Montreal's Snowdon neighbourhood.

    Simoneau is the first witness to testify at the first-degree murder trial of Magnotta, who lived in the building.

    Earlier today, the court heard Magnotta has admitted to the acts underlying the five criminal offences he's charged with, including the killing of 33-year-old university student Jun Lin, but has pleaded not guilty, claiming he is not criminally responsible because of mental illness.


    More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...ment-1.2781112

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    Luka Magnotta trial witness describes evidence found at apartment

    An investigator who took pictures inside admitted killer Luka Magnotta's Montreal apartment said the unit was cleaned out and bare except for some suspicious "red substance" stains.

    Montreal police officer Chantal Turmel, who photographed inside Magnotta’s apartment in May 2012 as part of a homicide investigation, walked the jury in his first-degree murder trial through a number of images taken inside the unit.

    She was the second witness to testify since the trial began in a Montreal court Monday.

    More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...ment-1.2781832

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      Magnotta's trial hears from Karla Homolka's sister

      MONTREAL -- Relatives of a former prime minister and a notorious killer testified at Luka Rocco Magnotta's murder trial Friday after their names and return addresses were listed on packages sent by the accused.

      Neither Hubert Chretien nor Logan Valentini knew Magnotta but they were called to testify because the packages he sent to Vancouver schools in May 2012 contained body parts of his victim, Jun Lin.

      Valentini, whose sister Karla Homolka was sentenced to 12 years in prison for manslaughter in a high-profile murder case in the 1990s, told jurors she didn't mail any such box to False Creek Elementary.


      Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/magnott...#ixzz3GU4CsnvE

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      • #4
        Luka Magnotta trial: What the jury didn't see or hear

        The 12 jurors who are now deliberating the fate of Luka Magnotta spent 10 weeks hearing testimony at his first-degree murder trial in Montreal, but they did not hear all the evidence gathered by investigators.

        In the jury’s absence, Magnotta’s taped audition for a plastic surgery reality show was played in Superior Court. A photo was also presented that seemed to promote the video the accused killer of university student Jun Lin uploaded online showing parts of the crime.

        More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...hear-1.2874042

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        • #5
          Luka Magnotta guilty of 1st-degree murder in Jun Lin's slaying

          Luka Magnotta has received an automatic life sentence for first-degree murder, with no possibility of parole for 25 years. He was sentenced to another 19 years for the four other charges he was convicted on.

          Quebec Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer gave Magnotta the maximum sentence on the four lesser charges, to be served concurrently with the first-degree murder sentence.


          More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...ying-1.2875989

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          • #6
            Luka Magnotta files appeal of murder conviction


            Luka Magnotta, found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2012 death of Jun Lin, has filed an appeal to have his convictions annulled and a new trial ordered.

            A jury in Montreal found the 32-year-old guilty of first-degree murder, committing an indignity to a body, publishing obscene material, mailing obscene material and criminal harassment in December. Magnotta admitted to committing the acts, but his lawyer argued he should be found not criminally responsible due to mental health issues.

            The appeal was filed with the Quebec Court of Appeal by Magnotta's Toronto-based lawyer Luc Leclair on Jan. 15. It cites judicial error in jury instruction. It also states that the "verdicts are unreasonable and unsupported by the evidence and the instructions."


            More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...tion-1.2918352

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