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Evidence over at Magnotta murder trial

Luka Rocco Magnotta is shown in an artist's sketch in a Montreal court on March 13, 2013.
Luka Rocco Magnotta is shown in an artist's sketch in a Montreal court on March 13, 2013. Mike McLaughlin/The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – The jury in the first-degree murder trial of Luka Rocco Magnotta has finished hearing the evidence.

The case has been adjourned until next Wednesday, when the defence and Crown will give their closing arguments, followed by the judge’s instructions to the jury.

Quebec Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer told jurors today they’ll likely be sequestered as of next Friday.

Magnotta has pleaded not guilty by way of mental disorder to premeditated murder and four other charges related to the slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin in May 2012.

The trial has sat for 40 days and heard from 66 witnesses, including some more than once.

The final witnesses today were defence expert witnesses who’d previously appeared and were recalled to reply to testimony from the Crown expert.

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