Magnotta jury watches so-called murder video published on the Internet in 2012

Jurors hearing Luka Rocco Magnotta’s murder trial remained largely impassive this afternoon as they watched a graphic video depicting Jun Lin’s corpse being dismembered.

CAUTION: GRAPHIC CONTENT MAY DISTURB SOME READERS

Jurors hearing Luka Rocco Magnotta’s murder trial remained largely impassive this afternoon as they watched a graphic video depicting Jun Lin’s corpse being dismembered.

While the video does not show the actual killing, it clearly shows Lin with his throat slit.

His body is stabbed repeatedly before he is dismembered. A severed arm is used by the assailant to masturbate.

Jurors also saw a small black and white dog chewing the Chinese student’s torso.

The final images in the video were a number of still photos showing hacked body parts and Lin’s severed head.

The 32-year-old Magnotta slouched and put his head down in the box as the video was played.

The judge overseeing the trial ordered a break in proceedings once the video had been shown.

Over the first dozen days of the trial, jurors were warned they would see graphic evidence.

Magnotta is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying and dismemberment of Lin in May 2012. He has admitted to the physical acts he’s accused of but has pleaded not guilty by way of mental disorder.

He faces four other charges: criminally harassing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of Parliament; mailing obscene and indecent material; committing an indignity to a body; and publishing obscene materials.

Just Posted

Red Deer city council aims to force larger non-profits to become more accountable

New bylaw defines which not-for-profits must pay for a business licence

Red Deer city council will seek public input on portable signage March 4

Council gave initial approval to retaining 100-metre separation distance

Smaller, more affordable, lots wanted in Red Deer’s Evergreen neighbourhood

Council approves first reading of requested lot-size changes

RDC’s new name to be unveiled in February

The next big milestone for Red Deer College is a new name,… Continue reading

Lacombe considering licensing cats

Council is expected to take a look at cat potential licensing regulations next month

2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America

Opinion: Faith in immigration must be preserved

Canada has a deserved reputation for extending its arms to newcomers, but… Continue reading

Olympian Adam van Koeverden wins federal Liberal nomination in Ontario riding

MILTON, Ont. — Former Olympic flag-bearer Adam van Koeverden will be carrying… Continue reading

World champion Osmond says it’s “really nice” not to know what future holds

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Kaetlyn Osmond has a world title, Olympic medals… Continue reading

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions

For Canada, the IMF’s estimate for growth in 2019 was 1.9 per cent, down from expected global growth of 3.5 per cent

Timberlake pops in on patients at Texas children’s hospital

DALLAS — Justin Timberlake has pulled some sunshine from his pocket for… Continue reading

UK police speak to Prince Philip about not wearing seatbelt

LONDON — British police have spoken with Prince Philip after the husband… Continue reading

‘Gotti’ leads Razzie nominations, Trump up for worst actor

The nominations were announced on Monday, Jan. 21 with some movies earning up to six nominations

Curtain rising Sunday night on total lunar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The celestial curtain will be rising soon on… Continue reading

Most Read