Luka Magnotta

Magnotta Prosecutor Wanted Jury To Watch 'Basic Instinct'

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - Jurors will begin deliberating the fate of Luka Rocco Magnotta on Tuesday with an overwhelming amount of material to consider, including a ...

Murder Trial In Final Stretch

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - The fate of Luka Rocco Magnotta is now in the hands of the jury after the judge spent Monday telling them what they need to consider in the...

Luka Magnotta Was Ultra-Organized In Premeditated Killing, Crown Says

CBC | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada

Luka Magnotta was organized as he put his plan to kill into action, Crown prosecutor Louis Bouthillier told the jury during closing arguments at the O...

Defence Wraps Up

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - With his final address to the jury, Luka Rocco Magnotta's lawyer asked the people who will decide his client's fate to find him not crimina...

Magnotta Aware Of His Actions Even If Schizophrenic: Expert

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - Luka Rocco Magnotta knew what he was doing was wrong when he killed Jun Lin even if he was suffering from schizophrenia, the Crown's expert...

Magnotta May Have Faked Mental Illness: Psychiatrist

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - A Crown psychiatrist says there were few signs Luka Rocco Magnotta was suffering from mental illness following Jun Lin's slaying but many m...

Possible He Was Sane During Killing: Psychiatrist

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - A psychiatrist hired by the Crown cast doubt Wednesday on Luka Rocco Magnotta's defence that he was not criminally responsible the night he...

Defence Rests Case Without Accused Taking The Stand

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - Luka Rocco Magnotta's defence rested at his first-degree murder trial on Tuesday without hearing from the accused, who says he should be fo...

Defence Wrapping Up Its Case

CBC | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada

A Parisian police officer, a French educational adviser and a Montreal police investigator were among the last witnesses for the defence in Luka M...

Psychiatrist's Credibility Attacked In Magnotta Trial

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - A psychiatrist hired by Montreal police to monitor Luka Rocco Magnotta on his flight home to Canada came under fire from the Crown on Monda...

Luka Magnotta Inspired By Film Basic Instinct: Crown

CBC | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada

Luka Magnotta drew on elements from the 1990s erotic thriller Basic Instinct, using not only the name of the movie’s main character, but also borro...

He Believed Jun Lin Was Govt. Agent Sent To Kill Him: Psychiatrist

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - Luka Rocco Magnotta says voices instructed him to kill Jun Lin amid his own fears the Chinese student was a Canadian government agent who h...

Medical Files: He Heard Voices, Worried Others Were Spying On Him

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - A psychiatrist who assessed Luka Rocco Magnotta for criminal responsibility in the slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin said he was sufferi...

Magnotta Schizophrenic During Murder, Psychiatrist Suggests

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - A forensic psychiatrist says she believes Luka Rocco Magnotta was in a psychotic state the night he killed Jun Lin and that while he knew w...

Magnotta Heard Voices In His Head, Family Doctor Tells Court

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - Luka Rocco Magnotta hated his life, wondered why he had been born and claimed he often heard directly from Marilyn Monroe, his psychiatrist...

New Grisly Details At Magnotta Trial

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada

CAUTION: GRAPHIC CONTENT MAY DISTURB SOME READERSMONTREAL — The Crown's last in-person witness testified at Luka Rocco Magnotta's murder trial Monda...

Chretien's Son Testifies At Magnotta Trial

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - Relatives of a former prime minister and a notorious killer testified at Luka Rocco Magnotta's murder trial Friday after their names and re...

Magnotta Trial: Grisly Video Shown To Court (GRAPHIC)

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada

CAUTION: GRAPHIC CONTENT MAY DISTURB SOME READERSMONTREAL — Luka Rocco Magnotta hunched as low as he could in the prisoner's box Thursday as the jur...

The Cryptic Clue That Led Police To Magnotta Victim's Head

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - A cryptic fax from a Toronto lawyer helped homicide detectives find Jun Lin's head a month after he was dismembered by Luka Rocco Magnotta,...

Witness Grilled At Magnotta Trial

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada

CAUTION: GRAPHIC CONTENT MAY DISTURB SOME READERSMONTREAL — The pathologist who performed the post-mortem on Jun Lin says his throat was cut and tha...

German Witness: Magnotta Was Looking For A Fresh Start

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - The man who housed Luka Rocco Magnotta in Berlin said Wednesday he felt ill when he read about the Canadian being sought for the murder and...

His Movements Tracked After Killing

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - The jurors in Luka Rocco Magnotta's first-degree murder trial were told Monday that none of the evidence gathered in the investigation has ...

MURDER TRIAL CONTINUES

CBC | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada

Audio testimony of the now deceased man who managed Luka Magnotta’s apartment described the accused as a “normal” tenant who said he wanted to ...

MURDER TRIAL CONTINUES

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - Video surveillance shown at Luka Rocco Magnotta's first-degree murder trial on Thursday showed Jun Lin entering the killer's apartment buil...

Grisly Scene Recounted

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - Jun Lin split from his gay partner shortly before his slaying because he felt pressure from his family to marry a woman, the ex-lover told ...