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Man accused in body parts death collapses in court

MONTREAL (AP) — A Canadian porn actor accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to political parties and schools has collapsed in court during his preliminary hearing.

Luka Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the gruesome slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin last May. He is accused of killing the university student and posting a video online that shows him stabbing and having sex with the dismembered corpse.

Magnotta appeared distressed Tuesday listening to the evidence, which is subject to a publication ban.

He held his hand over his mouth and asked the guard in his glass-enclosed defendant’s box for a five-minute break.

He stood up and collapsed on the floor just after the judge agreed to an extended lunch break.

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