Luka Magnotta

Possible He Was Sane During Killing: Psychiatrist

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2014 | 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 10.19.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.15.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 10.10.2014 | 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 10.02.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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 10.01.2014 | 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 ...

The Challenges Of Defending Him

CBC | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada

Luka Magnotta has admitted killing Concordia University student Jun Li in May 2012, but his defence lawyers will spend the next few weeks attem...

DAY 2

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - A bizarre note naming Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen was part of the evidence viewed by jurors on the second day of Luk...

'We've Been Waiting A Long Time'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - The trial in one of Canada's most publicized and shocking criminal cases is set to begin Monday with evidence being heard in the proceeding...

Jury Selection Underway

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - Jury selection is underway in the first-degree murder trial of Luka Rocco Magnotta.Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to five charges, includi...

Jury Screening Could Delay Magnotta Trial

CBC | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada

The murder trial of LukaMagnotta may begin two weeks after its scheduled start date because the court will have to conduct in-depth interviews to ensu...

MURDER TRIAL SET TO BEGIN

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - One of Canada's most publicized and shocking criminal cases resumes Monday when jury selection begins in the first-degree murder trial of L...