- Jan 29, 2013
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Magnotta's lawyer is well-regarded and he seems to be working hard on behalf of his client; I respect that because everyone should receive the best defense possible. While I hope his efforts are unsuccessful, it wouldn't surprise me if he tried to reduce the charges to unlawful disposal of a body. Unfortunately for Leclair, his client is a control freak who has traits of a pathological liar, so I can't imagine Leclair and Magnotta working completely in sync.
What I don't get is Magnotta's initial not guilty plea. Do you think it's safe to assume Luka wasn't forthright with his lawyer in the beginning and that the evidence presented was a revelation to them? Luka being so arrogant to not think they had solid evidence and Leclair just as surprised as everyone else...and now the best he can hope for is a reduced murder charge? And does Magnotta maintain the not guilty plea at this point, if he clearly is guilty?
I know they always try for a reduced charge/sentence, I guess I'm just glad they don't appear to be playing the NCR card.