The notorious “Canadian psycho,” Luke Magnotta, faced life in jail Tuesday after a jury rejected his plea of insanity and found him guilty of killing and butchering a Chinese student.
Magnotta had admitted to killing 33-year-old Lin Jun in 2012, but pleaded not guilty to first degree murder. He faces a mandatory life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.
The jury of eight women and four men delivered the unanimous decision after eight days of deliberations following the trial, which started in September.
A judge said last week that Magnotta had a personality disorder and suffered from mental illness, but prosecutor Louis Bouthillier argued he was able to discern right from wrong and had planned the brutal killing.
Bouthillier said Magnotta, 32, prepared the murder at least six months in advance and had acted with premeditation before, during and after the crime.
Magnotta had acknowledged using a screwdriver to fatally stab Lin in May 2012, before sexually abusing and dismembering the man’s corpse.
He then posted a video of the heinous act online to the soundtrack of the movie “American Psycho.”
Days after the killing, Montreal police discovered the victim’s torso in a suitcase by the trash outside an apartment building on a busy highway.
Lin’s severed hands and feet were sent in the mail to federal political parties in Ottawa and to two elementary schools in Vancouver. The head was found in a Montreal park months later.
The Navy accidentally nominated a convicted child sex predator to be a future department head
On Tuesday, the Navy Times reported that Lt. j.g. Michael D. McNeil was nominated, along with several other junior service officers, as eligible to be a future department head by the Navy Personnel Command.
This would be somewhat surprising, given that McNeil is currently serving a 10-year sentence in federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, for soliciting sex from a 12-year-old deaf girl.
The reason why McNeil was listed as under consideration is that the Navy had not yet updated his records with the "civil action report" noting his conviction, which was handed down in March. Navy records still listed him as active duty and assigned to the guided-missile destroyer Lassen when the list was drafted.
Texas Republican denies trying to cleanse internet of references to the time she allegedly kidnapped a puppy
The legal counsel for the Bexar County Republican Party in Texas is denying attempting to force Google to hide articles from her past.
"Google has received six requests to remove links to newspaper columns about Lynette Boggs-Perez, a recently elected Judson ISD trustee whose political career in Nevada was dogged by scandal before she moved to Texas," the San Antonio Express News reported, via Reason.
Trump’s fans think he’s a macho he-man — he’s really a moral weakling who preys on women and kids
Donald Trump's fans are obsessed with the idea that their hero is the pinnacle of manliness, here to restore the supposed greatness of American masculinity after its alleged assault at the hands of feminism and "political correctness." His fans paint semi-erotic art portraying Trump as handsome and virile, either with a couple of dozen pounds shaved off his waistline or as an over-muscular he-man. They are so sure that Trump radiates a vibrant masculinity that Trump fanboy and convicted criminal Dinesh D'Souza recently posted a picture of Trump sitting next to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with the caption, "Masculinity in the twenty first century: which one is YOU?" The implicit assumption was that the orange-tinted primate, hunched over in a poorly-fitted suit was obviously more of a studly macho man than the suave young Canadian.