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Blatchford: Testimony paints Luka Magnotta as a careless killer

MONTREAL — The picture of Luka Magnotta as a sloppy killer with a certain sangfroid is beginning to emerge at his trial here.

The 32-year-old Torontonian is pleading not guilty to five charges in the May 25, 2012, death of Chinese student Lin Jun, though he has admitted through his lawyer Luc Leclair the “physical part” of the charges, including the homicide and dismemberment of Lin and the making and posting online of a video showing much of the attack. 746 more words


'She was a demon. We had to destroy her': Two Chinese cult members to be executed for McDonald's murder

It was at the back of the restaurant – beyond the fry stand, the grease-slicked counter, the droves of gawking patrons — where the murder happened. 881 more words


Blatchford: Lin Jun was alive when Luke Magnotta slashed his neck

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MONTREAL — The shy Chinese student Lin Jun was alive when his neck was slashed.

It was the only ante-mortem wound, Latin for “before death,” among a legion of terrible injuries inflicted upon the slight 33-year-old. 753 more words


Accused wife-killer granted jailhouse visits with children

Bhupinderpal Gill, the OC Transpo bus driver accused of killing his wife on their wedding anniversary, has won access to this three children.

Gill, 38, won jailhouse visits with his younger children, and limited phone access to his eldest daughter. 213 more words

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Crown outlines case against accused in slaying of Barrhaven teen

The three masked men, dressed in black and handguns drawn, stormed Michael Swan’s home on the other side of midnight, forcing ‎him and his friends to their knees at gunpoint. 392 more words

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'Midway killer' Wahab Dadshani released from prison

A killer who was described by the Parole Board of Canada as an “untreated violent offender” was released from prison Tuesday after serving a 15-year sentence for the sword slaying of a 26-year-old man inside the Midway Family Fun Park. 821 more words

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Blatchford: Unidentified man seen in video leaving Luka Magnotta's apartment apparently wobbly

MONTREAL — Police have never been able to identify or locate the man who was Luka Magnotta’s dress rehearsal.

Surveillance video of this man, who appears possibly Asian, walking into Magnotta’s apartment building — and leaving the next morning, apparently wobbly — was played for jurors at Magnotta’s ongoing criminal trial Monday. 847 more words