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QuickQuotes from Magnotta case on Tuesday

12/23/2014 06:50 EST | Updated 02/22/2015 05:59 EST
MONTREAL - Luka Rocco Magnotta was found guilty on Tuesday of first-degree murder and four other charges in the killing and dismemberment of Jun Lin in May 2012. Here are some quotes:

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"The night Lin Jun died, parts of many other people died in one way or another." — Diran Lin, the victim's father, in an impact statement read out in court on his behalf after the verdicts were handed down.

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"No, your Honour." — Magnotta, when Quebec Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer asked him before the sentences were read out whether he had anything to say.

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"Mr. Magnotta will take the time to look at the merits of an appeal, the grounds of appeal. There are some. But today is not the time to address this question. It has been a long and challenging road and I need some rest." — Defence lawyer Luc Leclair.

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"It's always a great feeling for a Crown prosecutor to hear the word 'guilty' come out of the mouth of a juror at the end of a trial." — Prosecutor Louis Bouthillier.

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"Your patience, seriousness and hard work has been obvious to us all and exemplary in a very demanding trial." — Cournoyer as he addressed the jurors.

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"We are grateful to the judge, justice officials and jurors who worked diligently to arrive at this decision today. This was a horrific and complex case. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the victim's family who lost their son." — Justice Minister Peter MacKay.