Judge Rules Canadian Porn Star's Gruesome Murder Hearing Open to Public

Luka Rocco Magnotta legal team failed in their bid for a closed courtroom to ensure a fair trail.

TORONTO -- A Quebec court on Tuesday said the media and public will be allowed to witness the preliminary hearing of Luka Rocco Magnotta, the Canadian porn actor and escort charged with the gruesome murder of a Chinese student and the dismemberment of his body last year.

Magnotta’s legal team on Monday argued a media and public ban was necessary to preserve a fair trail.

But the ruling by Quebec court judge Lori-Renee Weitzman rejecting the motion means the preliminary hearing to determine whether enough evidence exists to send Magnotta to trial on murder and obscenity charges will now go ahead in an open court.

The preliminary hearing will still take place under a publication ban.

Magnotta earlier pled not guilty to a first-degree murder charge after he allegedly killed Lin Jun, a 33-year-old Chinese student at Concordia University in Montreal.

The accused, dubbed the Canadian cannibal in the media, allegedly also chopped up Jun's body and mailed parts to political parties and schools across Canada.

A graphic Internet video showing Magnotta allegedly stabbing another man, and having sex with the body, is expected to be part of the upcoming murder trial.

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