The gruesome death of Montreal exchange student Jun Lin and the high-profile arrest of Luka Magnotta consumed the attention of the international public two years ago, so it is only fair that the world have a chance to participate in the trial.
Hence, a decision by a Quebec judge on Friday to allow Crown lawyers to seek evidence in other countries – specifically France and Germany, where Magnotta travelled after the death of Jun Lin in May 2012.
CBC News reports that Superior Court Justice Guy Coumoyer approved the motion despite objections from Magnotta's lawyer, who said any witnesses should be forced to give their testimony in person. That would mean a flight to Canada, and a costly stay, at the expense of Canadian taxpayers.
The real issue is not the cost, of course. To put it bluntly, it is about logistics. There is no way to compel witnesses in foreign countries to take extensive time away from their livesRead More »from Quebec judge says Crown can search for evidence in Luka Magnotta case in France and Germany