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Jury selection for Magnotta murder trial continues – Montreal

MONTREAL — Jury selection continued on Tuesday in Montreal for the first-degree murder trial of Luka Magnotta.

Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to five charges in the May 2012 slaying and dismemberment of 33-year-old Chinese engineering student Jun Lin.

Gallery: A glimpse inside the Montreal courthouse

An artists’ impression of Luka Magnotta is shown at the Montreal Courthouse in Montreal, Monday, September 9, 2014.

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A glimpse inside the Montreal courtroom where Luka Magnotta is being tried for murder on September 8, 2014.

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An artists’ impression of Luka Magnotta is shown at the Montreal Courthouse in Montreal, Monday, September 9, 2014.

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Justice Guy Cournoyer at the Montreal courthouse for the Luka Magnotta trial on September 8, 2014.

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An artists’ impression of Luka Magnotta is shown at the Montreal Courthouse in Montreal, Monday, September 9, 2014.

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Inside the courthouse in Montreal during a pre-trial hearing for Luka Magnotta on September 5, 2014.

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An artists’ impression of Luka Magnotta is shown at the Montreal Courthouse in Montreal, Monday, September 9, 2014.

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An artists’ impression of Luka Magnotta is shown at the Montreal Courthouse in Montreal, Monday, September 8, 2014.

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An artists’ impression of Luka Magnotta is shown at the Montreal Courthouse in Montreal, Monday, September 9, 2014.

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In total, 16-hundred prospective jurors have been summoned this week.

Watch: Jury selection starts for Luka Magnotta trial

Of the first 400 people called to the courthouse, Justice Guy Cournoyer noted that 87 did not seek an exemption and are set to return next week for the selection process.

But many were exempted on Monday — mainly over language proficiency.

READ MORE: Jury selection begins in murder trial of Luka Magnotta

Next week, the remaining pool will return for the actual selection of 12 bilingual jurors and two alternates.

Evidence will be presented starting September 22.

Watch: Magnotta’s lawyer explains what he’s looking for in a juror

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