In his first Montreal court appearance on Monday, Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to the multiple charges against him, including the murder and dismemberment of Jun Lin.
Winnipeg Free Press reports:
Luka Magnotta uttered a single word during his first court appearance as he pleaded not guilty Tuesday to first-degree murder and four other charges.
The accused in the infamous body-parts case appeared calm. He answered his lawyer with a deep-toned, “Okay,” but remained silent as he stood during his three-minute appearance.
Magnotta, under heavy security since his arrival in Canada on Monday, appeared via video link. He will reappear in court in the same virtual form on Thursday, when his lawyer may request a psychiatric evaluation.
He was formally charged Tuesday with the first-degree murder of university student Jun Lin, along with defiling his corpse, harassing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and members of Parliament, and publishing and mailing obscene material.
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