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Judge orders trial in Canada dismemberment case

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MONTREAL (AP) -

A Canadian judge has ordered a former porn actor accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to political parties to stand trial on first-degree murder.

   á Luka Magnotta has pleaded not guilty in the slaying of Jun Lin last May.

He is accused of killing the university student and posting a video online that shows him stabbing and having sex with the dismembered corpse.

   Quebec court Judge Lori-Renee Weitzman ruled Friday there is enough evidence to send Magnotta to trial.

 

Evidence presented at the hearing is subject to a publication ban.

   The prosecution says the trial will take place in 2014.

   Magnotta's lawyer had wanted the charge reduced to second-degree murder.

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