Luka Magnotta guilty of first-degree murder

MONTREAL — Luka Rocco Magnotta was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder for killing and dismembering Chinese student Jun Lin.

The Toronto native will receive an automatic life sentence with no parole for 25 years.

The four-man, eight-woman jury unanimously rejected his insanity defence after nearly eight days of deliberations following three months of testimony.

They convicted Magnotta of four other charges including indignity to a human body.

The jury foreman, a middle-aged bearded man in a sport coat, said “guilty” in a loud, clear voice to all the counts read out by the clerk.

Magnotta, sleepy-eyed, pudgy and sporting a jail coat, had absolutely no reaction in the prisoner’s box.

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  • Bring Back the death penalty

    • Frau Katze

      He is a real sicko!

  • ontario john

    I’m waiting for him to convert to islam while in prison.

    • Surele Surele

      he will, he will. fits right in.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Now it is going to cost the taxpayer $151,000 per year to keep him safely in the Special Handling Unit. The cost of guaranteeing his safety in prison will double every ten years; a rope, hangman’s fee and gallows would be less expensive.