Luka Rocco Magnotta, the Canadian man accused of killing, dismembering and eating his male lover, fainted in court on Tuesday.
During a pre-trial hearing in Montreal, Magnotta collapsed to the floor of the courtroom, after which the judge suspended the hearing for the rest of the day. “He really doesn’t feel well and he’s not able to continue,” Magnotta’s lawyer told the judge.
It’s odd that the stress of a trial would overwhelm someone who could handle murdering and mutilating their boyfriend, making a video of themselves playing with the corpse, and mailing out body parts to various political offices. But that’s just us.
Magnotta, who has appeared in several gay porn films, was arrested in Germany last June after an international manhunt. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which include first-degree murder in the death of lover Jun Lin, 33, as well as defiling a corpse, threatening the Canadian prime minister and using the mail system for delivering “obscene, indecent, immoral or scurrilous” materials.
He has pleaded not guilty.