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'Canadian Psycho' to stand trial for first-degree murder

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A Canadian ex-porn actor will stand trial for premeditated murder in the grisly killing and dismemberment of a 33-year-old Chinese student, a judge ruled Friday.

Sufficient evidence was heard during a four-week preliminary hearing to warrant prosecuting Luka Rocco Magnotta for the murder of Lin Jun in May 2012, Court of Quebec Judge Lori Renee Weitzman said.

A trial date will be set on April 29.

Magnotta, a 30-year-old known as the "Canadian Psycho," has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges, including committing indignities to a body and harassing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Police have said that Magnotta, a one-time gay porn actor and sex worker, stabbed his victim with an ice pick before carving up his body, sexually abusing the corpse, filming the act and posting the video online.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/canadian-psycho-stand-trial-first-degree-murder-0