Magnotta to appeal convictions and seek new trial

Luka Rocco Magnotta is appealing his first-degree murder conviction in the killing of Chinese student Jun Lin.

MONTREAL — Luka Rocco Magnotta is appealing his first-degree murder conviction in the killing of Chinese student Jun Lin.

Magnotta is also appealing the guilty verdicts that were handed down on the four other charges he faced.

The native of Scarborough, Ont., was convicted on Dec. 23 and sentenced to life imprisonment, with no chance of applying for parole for 25 years.

The appeal was dated last Thursday and is expected to be heard next month in the Quebec Court of Appeal.