December 23, 2014 / 4:33 PM / 3 years ago

Canadian found guilty of murder in dismemberment of Chinese student

An artist's sketch shows Luka Rocco Magnotta, appearing in court for his preliminary hearing in Montreal, March 12, 2013.Atalante

TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian man on Tuesday was found guilty of first-degree murder in the dismemberment of a Chinese student in 2012.

Luka Magnotta, 32, had admitted to killing engineering student Jun Lin, 33, but pleaded not guilty on grounds of mental illness.

Reporting by Nelson Wyatt; Writing by Jeffrey Hodgson; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe

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