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UPDATE: Juror No. 14 selected in Magnotta first-degree murder trial

Potential jurors are instructed by a special constable in Montreal, Monday, September 8, 2014.
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September 18, 2014 - 7:27 PM

MONTREAL - Another juror has been chosen to hear evidence at Luka Rocco Magnotta's murder trial, bringing to 14 the number picked so far.

The selection this morning of a woman who works in a butcher shop means the jury now consists of six men and eight women.

Earlier today, a female translator became juror No. 13.

The process will continue until 16 people have been picked — 14 jurors and two alternates who will serve as a safeguard until the trial begins. Ultimately, 14 jurors will hear the case and a dozen will deliberate on the final verdict.

The 32-year-old Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to five charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the May 2012 slaying and dismemberment of 33-year-old Jun Lin, a Chinese engineering student.

Magnotta's trial is expected to last between six and eight weeks and is scheduled to begin next week.

Besides the murder charge, Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to committing an indignity to a body; publishing obscene material; criminally harassing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of Parliament; and mailing obscene and indecent material.

Original story: TWELVE JURORS SELECTED SO FAR IN MAGNOTTA FIRST-DEGREE MURDER TRIAL

MONTREAL - Another juror has been chosen to hear evidence at Luka Rocco Magnotta's murder trial, bringing to 14 the number picked so far.

The selection this morning of a woman who works in a butcher shop means the jury now consists of six men and eight women.

Earlier today, a female translator became juror No. 13.

The process will continue until 16 people have been picked — 14 jurors and two alternates who will serve as a safeguard until the trial begins. Ultimately, 14 jurors will hear the case and a dozen will deliberate on the final verdict.

The 32-year-old Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to five charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the May 2012 slaying and dismemberment of 33-year-old Jun Lin, a Chinese engineering student.

Magnotta's trial is expected to last between six and eight weeks and is scheduled to begin next week.

Besides the murder charge, Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to committing an indignity to a body; publishing obscene material; criminally harassing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of Parliament; and mailing obscene and indecent material.

 

MONTREAL - Two more jurors have been chosen to hear evidence at Luka Rocco Magnotta's murder trial, bringing to 12 the number picked so far.

The most recent additions are a male retiree who worked as a financial analyst and a woman who works in a call centre.

Earlier today, three other jurors were selected — a female university employee, a male freelance translator and a man who teaches at a junior college.

That means the jury currently consists of six men and six women.

The process will continue until 16 people have been picked — 14 jurors and two alternates who will serve as a safeguard until the trial begins. Ultimately, 14 jurors will hear the case and a dozen will deliberate on the final verdict.

The 32-year-old Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to five charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the May 2012 slaying and dismemberment of 33-year-old Jun Lin, a Chinese engineering student.

The trial is expected to last between six and eight weeks and is scheduled to begin hearing evidence this coming Monday.

Besides the murder charge, Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to committing an indignity to a body; publishing obscene material; criminally harassing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of Parliament; and mailing obscene and indecent material.

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