Magnotta witnesses could be interviewed in Europe

Luka Magnotta. (Via LUKA-MAGNOTTA.COM)

Luka Magnotta. (Via LUKA-MAGNOTTA.COM)

Michael Nguyen, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:10 PM ET

MONTREAL — The trial of accused murderer Luka Magnotta could take an international twist with a Crown motion to have witnesses interviewed in Europe.

The former sex worker from Toronto was present in a Montreal courtroom Thursday as the Crown filed a rogatory letter, which is a formal request for assistance from a foreign court.

Magnotta, 31, wore a black Marilyn Monroe T-shirt and was separated from the public by glass in the prisoner's box.

He's accused of murdering and dismembering Chinese student Jun Lin in May 2012. His trial begins in September.

Magnotta was the world's most wanted man after he fled to Paris following Lin's death. He was captured in Berlin.

Prosecutor Louis Bouthillier said Thursday he wants witnesses in France and Germany to make statements.

The procedure is complicated by the fact that laws in the two European countries might require local lawyers, not Canadians, to conduct the interviews.


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