What a disgusting, ignorant, judgemental being you are. This tumblr is not a place for praise, idolization, or fans. To wish death upon a person is sick. I hope you find peace.
There’s no chance that cameras will be allowed into the upcoming Luka Magnotta murder trial, says a top Quebec judge.
Robert Pidgeon, associate chief judge of Quebec Superior Court, said broadcasting the former porn actor’s murder trial would be “sensationalism.”
He made the comments during the opening week of South African track star Oscar Pistorius’s trial in the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. It’s the first televised trial in South African history.
Although some Canadian criminal trials have been filmed for later broadcast, they’re never televised live.
Canadian media lawyers and some judges believe cameras should be let in, but the Canadian Judicial Council has long opposed the move.
Pidgeon shares the council’s concerns about media making editorial decisions about live witness testimony.
"The danger (is that media) will get into sensationalism," he said. "It scares me. Having to testify in court is already intimidating for witnesses and victims."
It was Pidgeon who announced last year that tweeting would be forbidden in Quebec courts.
Fourteen years ago, he presided over the televised appeal of two Rock Machine bikers who challenged their murder convictions.
Montreal lawyer Richard Dube defended the bikers in that case, and said it’s “obvious” that the courts should be open to cameras.
"I think we’re going in that direction," Dube told QMI Agency. "Justice is public. It’s done in other countries. I understand that there’s a fear that it would become a spectacle, so we have to find a way to protect witnesses and ensure that they’ll speak freely in court."
Magnotta will stand trial for first-degree murder in the death and dismemberment of Chinese student Jun Lin, whose body parts were mailed to a B.C. school and the Conervative Party headquarters in Ottawa.
The drawings have never been an accurate representation of his “looks” per say but they’ve always given a good idea of current body shape/size. The goatee is interesting though.
he looked healthy. but zombie like. but good. very different.