Luka Rocco Magnotta pleads not guilty to dismembering Jun Lin

Canadian Press | 13/11/13 | Last Updated: 13/11/13 12:17 PM ET | More from Canadian Press

Mike McLaughlin / The Canadian PressLuka Rocco Magnotta in a Montreal court March 13, 2013.
On Wednesday, Magnotta formally entered a not guilty plea in the death of Jun Lin.

MONTREAL Accused killer Luka Rocco Magnotta has pleaded not guilty again in the death and dismemberment of Chinese student Jun Lin in 2012.

Magnotta entered the pleas in a Montreal courtroom this morning during a pre-trial conference involving the Superior Court justice who will oversee his trial.

He had already pleaded not guilty in a lower court to the five charges in June 2012.

His trial is set to begin next September.

Magnotta faces five charges, including first-degree murder, related to the slaying of Lin in May 2012.

Magnotta, a former stripper and porn actor, was arrested in Berlin in June 2012 following an international manhunt that made headlines around the world.