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Lineup at courthouse for Magnotta appearance

Reporters surround crown prosecutors Helene Di Salvo, left, and Louis Bouthillier following the video court appearance of Luka Magnotta, the Montreal suspect in the gruesome dismemberment murder of Lin Jun, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 in Montreal. Magnotta has pleaded not guilty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
June 19, 2012 - 1:35 PM

MONTREAL - There's a lineup at the Montreal courthouse for Luka Rocco Magnotta's expected 2:30 p.m. appearance.

Journalists and curious onlookers have gathered outside the courtroom. A half-dozen Grade 7 students, still wearing their school uniforms, are waiting patiently in line.

One 13-year-old boy named Nykolas, who hopes to be a lawyer one day, says he wants to see how the defence team operates.

The students are not accompanied by an adult.

A woman just ahead of the students in line says she wants to attend Magnotta's appearance because of the intense media attention around the case.

Allegations that the killer posted a grisly video of his crime online also encouraged the retired 76-year-old to show up.

When asked why she was so interested in the case, Michelle, who only gave her first name, said: "It's hot."

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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