MONTREAL—Luka Magnotta, the fame-seeking Canadian who got his wish the lazy way—by allegedly killing, mutilating, beheading, fucking, cannibalizing and then dismembering a lover, all the while videotaping the highlights—apparently cannot stomach a truly public recitation of his evil deeds. In court today during a hearing to assess whether enough evidence exists to proceed to trial, Magnotta collapsed to the ground as a video monitor played the evidence against him.
Even before collapsing, according to the National Post, the 30-year-old was exhibiting strange behavior, as he “held his hand over his mouth, as if he felt ill. His eyes were closed for much of the session,” and “appeared to wipe tears, behind his glasses, several times. His head remained down during much of the session.”
His lawyers actually went to check on him, “and gazed at Magnotta across the glass-enclosed defendant’s box in the special high-security courtroom where the case is being heard.”
Ten minutes into the video presentation part of hearing, he signaled to a bailiff and asked to request a break.
“The bailiff raised his finger for permission to speak and asked the judge for a five-minute pause,” the Post reported. “The judge agreed to an extended break for lunch.
“That’s when Magnotta stood up and collapsed to the floor.”
According to the Daily Mail, after Magnotta collapsed, curled into a fetal position, the Crown prosecutor told guards outside the courtroom, “You might want to make room for an ambulance. Somebody's collapsed.”
The hearing was suspended for the day.
As AVN has previously reported, Magnotta now stands accused of first degree murder in the 2012 slaying of his lover Jun Lin.