Luka MagnottaThe trial for Luka Magnotta in the high-profile murder of Concordia University student Jun Lin could begin next week with the one thing the public may not expect from the disturbing case: privacy and silence.
The Montreal Gazette reports that Magnotta's lawyer is requesting a publication ban when the preliminary hearing gets underway on March 11, meaning the public would not be privy to what evidence may be brought against the accused murderer.
Publication bans at preliminary hearings are fairly common, but nothing about the grisly death of Lin, a Chinese national studying in Montreal, will have prepared the public for radio silence.
The case became an international sensation due, in no small part, to the graphic details spread across the country and online before Magnotta was arrested in Germany amid an international manhunt on June 4, 2012.
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