Accused killer Magnotta formally enters not-guilty pleas again

MONTREAL – Accused killer Luka Rocco Magnotta has pleaded not guilty again in the death and dismemberment of Chinese student Jun Lin in 2012.

Magnotta entered the pleas in a Montreal courtroom this morning during a pre-trial conference involving the Superior Court justice who will oversee his trial.

He had already pleaded not guilty in a lower court to the five charges in June 2012.

His trial is set to begin next September.

Magnotta faces five charges, including first-degree murder, related to the slaying of Lin in May 2012.

Magnotta, a former stripper and porn actor, was arrested in Berlin in June 2012 following an international manhunt that made headlines around the world.

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