March 13, 2013 2:12 am
Updated: April 3, 2013 7:29 am

Magnotta preliminary hearing resumes Wednesday



MONTREAL – The preliminary hearing in the Luka Magnotta case resumes today after opening with testimony from police witnesses.

The lead investigator in the case and a crime scene technician took the stand yesterday.

But it was too much to bear for the Chinese father of Jun Lin, who Magnotta is accused of killing and dismembering.

Daran Lin was trembling and weeping as he left the courtroom and did not return.

The family’s lawyer says he may return to court this week because witnessing the proceedings is important to him.

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The Lin family has made the trip to Canada, at considerable cost, in order to honour their relative’s memory and follow the legal proceedings.

Magnotta displayed no emotion yesterday as the case against him was presented.

The evidence being presented is subject to a publication ban but members of the public and media are allowed to attend after an attempt by the defence to have the courtroom closed was rejected.

The hearing will determine whether there is enough evidence to send Magnotta to trial.

At least three weeks have been set aside for the preliminary phase.

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