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Funeral for Canadian dismemberment victim

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Daran Lin hugs the urn bearing the remains of his son, Jun Lin, during funeral services Thursday, July 26 in Montreal. Lin's dismembered torso was found on May 29 stuffed in a suitcase outside an apartment building, while other body parts were mailed to Ottawa and Vancouver. Luka Rocco Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to several charges in connection with Lin's death, including a count of first-degree murder.

The family of Jun Lin, a Chinese student who was murdered, laid his remains to rest Thursday, according to Reuters. Canadian authorities allege Luka Magnotta, a Canadian porn actor, killed Lin, dismembered his body and mailed parts to political offices and schools. Lin's father collapsed upon the urn containing his sons remains, and wailed for two minutes, according to the Toronto Sun. Zhi Gui Du, Lin's mother, who was not at the graveside because she was overcome by grief, said she has begun to feel sympathy for Magnotta. According to the Toronto Star:

"I shockingly discovered my other self, who has started to develop sympathy for this person," Du said.

"A troubled young person may bring negative impact to the society later on ... if we can show our care for them and offer them help when it's needed, I think we will be able to sustain a better society with love and harmony." 

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Paul Chiasson / The Canadian Press via AP

Daran Lin touches the urn bearing the remains of his son, Jun Lin, during funeral services Thursday, July 26 in Montreal.

Christinne Muschi / Reuters

The urn containing the ashes of Jun Lin sits in a funeral home prior to the funeral services in Montreal, July 26, 2012. According to the police, Porn Actor Luka Magnotta murdered Lin, dismembered his body and posted a gory video of the crime online. Magnotta faces first degree murder charges.

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