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.