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Judge set to give instructions to jury at Luka Rocco Magnotta trial

The judge at Luka Rocco Magnotta’s murder trial is scheduled to give his final instructions to the jury on Monday.

After Justice Guy Cournoyer’s final charge, 12 jurors will be sequestered to decide on a verdict for the 32-year-old.

The Crown has argued Magnotta should be found guilty of first-degree murder and the four other charges he faces in the slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin in May 2012.

Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to the five charges.

He has admitted to the killing but his lawyer has asked the jury to find him not criminally responsible by way of mental disorder.

Experts testified on Magnotta’s behalf that he is schizophrenic and was psychotic the night of the slaying.

But Crown prosecutor Louis Bouthillier reiterated in his final statement the crime was planned and deliberate.

He says the killing fulfilled a promise Magnotta made several months earlier to take the life of a human being.