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

Canadian found guilty of murder in dismemberment of Chinese student

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

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

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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