Luka Rocco Magnotta, ‘Canadian Psycho,’ Found Guilty of 1st Degree Murder

December 23, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Luka Magnotta of Canada was found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing and dismemberment of exchange student Jun Lin in 2012.

The verdict was handed down on Tuesday. He was convicted on four other charges, including criminally harassing Prime Minister Stephen Harper, mailing obscene material, publishing obscene materials, and committing and indignity to a body, reported the Canadian Press.

He was charged with first-degree murder but jurors were given the option of finding him guilty of second-degree murder.

Magnotta admitted to the killing of Lin but pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Magnotta’s lawyer made the argument that he was not criminally responsible because he is schizophrenic and didn’t know what he was doing.