The grieving parents of 33-year-old Wuhan student Lin Jun, whose brutal murder by cannibal-porn star Luka Rocco Magnotta shocked the world last month, have gone on Canadian national television for the very first time.
In a heart-wrenching exclusive interview with CBC’s Mark Kelley, Lin’s mother Du Zhigui painfully recalls the moment she received a phone call from his friends saying they had also lost contact with her son.
“When I heard that, my heart almost stopped beating,” Du said. “I couldn’t breathe.”
She also described the online video of the slaying that was put online as a huge source of anguish.
“The most unbearable pain for me is that the video got posted on the internet,” she sobbed. “People watched it over and over. It’s like my son is being murdered again and again.”
Both Du and her husband are still undecided as to whether they will bury Lin in Montreal or back home in China. While Du originally believed her son’s description of Canada as a “a peaceful place with great respect for multiculturalism,” his brutal murder has made her think twice about the country.
The trauma of hearing what happened to her son has also been especially hard to shake off. Sometimes when she walks down the street, she feels “everyone looks like Magnotta. I live with so much fear.”
Luka Magnotta’s trial is likely to begin in March 2013.
Watch the interview in full below…