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Diran Lin, Jun Lin's dad, to speak publicly after Magnotta verdict

12/29/2014 08:57 EST | Updated 02/28/2015 05:59 EST
Diran Lin will speak publicly at 9:30 a.m. ET in Montreal, nearly one week after Luka Magnotta was convicted of murdering his son, Concordia University student Jun Lin.

After Magnotta was handed his verdict on Dec. 23, a translator read Diran Lin's victim impact statement, which said his son’s death has had a devastating effect on the entire family.

“The night Lin Jun died, parts of many other people died in one way or another. His mother, his sister and me, his friends, [former boyfriend] Lin Feng. In one night, we lost a lifetime of hope, our futures, parts of our past," the translator read.

- Desktop users: Read the whole statement here  

The 33-year-old Chinese student had moved to Montreal to attend Concordia. He was murdered and dismembered by Magnotta in 2012. 

Magnotta was found guilty of first-degree murder, which comes with a sentence of life in prison and no chance of parole for at least 25 years, and other charges. 

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