It comes as no surprise, really, that accused murderer Luka Magnotta's trial won't be televised.
The last case the justice system wants to road test the idea of live televised trials would be that of Magnotta, a one-time stripper and porn actor accused of killing a university student, cutting him up and mailing parts of his body across Canada.
"The danger [is that media] will get into sensationalism," said Robert Pidgeon, associate chief judge of the Quebec Superior Court, according to QMI Agency. "It scares me. Having to testify in court is already intimidating for witnesses and victims."
Magnotta, 31, is scheduled to be tried in September for first-degree murder and other counts related to the death and dismemberment of Jun Lin, a Chinese student studying in Montreal, in May 2012.
The case is already highly charged, given the nature of the crime. Video alleged to be of the murder itself showed up on the Internet.Read More »from Luka Magnotta’s murder trial won’t be televised, Quebec judge rules