Jun Lin's friend awaits answers in Luka Magnotta case

Jun Lin. (Facebook Photo)

Jun Lin. (Facebook Photo)

Michael Nguyen, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 6:03 AM ET

MONTREAL — Sitting at a cafe in this city, Benjamin says he will never forget his friend Jun Lin. And he will never be able to shake how gruesome his death was. Sometimes, he says, he has nightmares.

"What happened in (Luka) Magnotta's apartment?" He asks. "Was my friend drugged? Did he call for help? I'm not a member of the family, so I don't have that information."

In an exclusive interview with QMI Agency, Benjamin, who didn't want his last name published, agreed to speak.

He wishes to remind the public — whose eyes have largely been on the accused killer Magnotta — that his innocent friend lost his life.  But Benjamin said he hopes that the preliminary hearing, scheduled to begin Monday in Montreal, will provide answers.

Benjamin was there the first time Magnotta appeared at a Montreal courthouse. He was wanted to look into the eyes of his friend's alleged killer.

But, strangely, he says, he felt nothing.

"It's not a pleasant feeling that the names of Jun Lin and Magnotta are now intertwined," he said. "Through Magnotta, we think Jun Lin."


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