Video shows Magnotta luring Lin to apartment, disposing of parts
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The court released to the public images of items entered into evidence at the Luke Magnotta murder trial, which are available for viewing in this gallery.
Montreal police investigator Michel Bourque brings evidence into the Luka Magnotta murder trial in Montreal, Sept. 30, 2014. (CHANTAL POIRIER/QMI Agency)
MONTREAL -- Luka Magnotta was caught on video calmly leading an animated Jun Lin" into his apartment building hours before Lin was murdered and cut to pieces.
Later, Magnotta is later seen wearing Lin's shirt while leaving the building.
Other clips played Thursday at Magnotta's murder trial show him disposing of garbage bags and lugging away a heavy travel bag.
In several shots, Magnotta pauses at a large lobby mirror to run his fingers through his long, dark hair. At one point he does a half turn at the mirror to gaze at himself.
The surveillance videos were taken at his Montreal apartment from May 24-26, 2012. Lin was killed early on the 25th.
In the first video sequence from May 24 at 9:32 p.m., Lin is seen walking into Magnotta's lobby wearing a yellow T-shirt, shorts, and a black and white baseball cap while Magnotta trails him.
Magnotta, sporting a dark mullet and wearing a white T-shirt and jeans, opens a glass door to let Lin into the hallway towards apartment 208.
It was the last time the computer student and corner-store clerk from Wuhan, China, was seen alive.
Video from 2:06 a.m. on May 25, 2012, shows Magnotta leaving the building, wearing a yellow T-shirt identical to Lin's.
Nineteen hours later, at 9 p.m., the ex-porn actor from Toronto is seen carrying heavy garbage bags out of the west-end building.
Other shots show the defendant easily carrying a large travel bag into the lobby.
Later he's seen rolling out an identical travel bag, struggling at one point to carry it down the stairs and outside.
The janitor found Lin's torso in a large travel bag three days later.
Police found Lin's arms and legs in a pile of garbage outside, without hands and feet that had been cleanly severed.
By that time Magnotta had fled to Europe.
Magnotta, 32, admits he killed Lin but argues he should be found not criminally responsible due to insanity.
The Crown counters that Magnotta planned the killing six months in advance, and then murdered and dismembered Lin in apartment 208.
The Crown says Magnotta mailed Lin's hands and feet to Liberal and Conservative offices in Ottawa and to two Vancouver schools.
Police computer technician Luc Savard testified Thursday that he processed surveillance video showing Magnotta at two Montreal postal outlets on May 25 and 26.
That's the day of, and the day after, the murder.
Earlier on Thursday, court heard recorded testimony from Magnotta's now-deceased building manager who described the maggot-ridden bag containing Lin's torso.
Eric Schorer's death on March 1 forced the Crown to play back his testimony from Magnotta's March 2013 preliminary hearing.
Schorer said he didn't think much of the bag in the alley until his janitor, Michael Nadeau, spoke to him on May 29, 2012.
"He came to me and said there was a suitcase outside and ... he said it was maggots and very smelly," Schorer told the earlier hearing.
Nadeau testified in person Thursday that he opened the bag's lock with pliers and "saw a neck, shoulders and the top of a torso and that was enough for us, we called 911 right away."
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