The accused killer who gained worldwide attention for allegedly dismembering his victim and mailing the body parts around the country is now shunning the spotlight, asking a judge to ban the public from the courtroom when his preliminary hearing gets underway next week.
In a rare move, Luka Magnotta's lawyer has filed a request to bar everyone except the judge, lawyers and court clerk from the courtroom.


Magnotta is charged with first-degree murder in the death and dismemberment of Chinese-born student Jun Lin, as well as a number of other charges ranging from committing an indignity to a body to mailing obscene and indecent material.