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.
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.