'Canadian Psycho' collapses at pre-trial
MONTREAL (AFP) - A Canadian former porn actor accused of murdering and dismembering a Chinese man collapsed in court on Tuesday while evidence was presented against him, witnesses and his lawyer told AFP.
Luka Rocco Magnotta, 30, asked for a break in the preliminary hearing, during in which a judge must decide if there is enough evidence for a trial, then stood up and collapsed on the courtroom floor.
His lawyer Luc Leclair told AFP that Magnotta was "not feeling well" and was not able to continue. Proceedings were adjourned until Wednesday when Magnotta was expected to return after resting, he added.
The so-called "Canadian Psycho" has pleaded not guilty to first degree murder and other charges, including committing indignities to a body and harassing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.