MONTREAL -- Quebec criminal lawyer Robert La Haye said it likely won't be difficult for the Crown to prove that Luka Magnotta butchered Chinese student Jun Lin.
The Crown is expected to present a video purported to show the murder. The real work for Magnotta's defence team will be to prove that their client wasn't aware of what he was doing the night Lin was murdered.
Magnotta, 30, is charged with first-degree murder and indignity to a human body after Lin was cut into pieces last May in Montreal.
La Haye said he suspects both sides will present psychiatrists to argue whether or not Magnotta is criminally responsible for Lin's murder.
"It will be a battle of experts," La Haye said.
But before the experts battle is the preliminary inquiry, which is scheduled to begin on Monday in Montreal.
However, the public will be largely shut out of the process because details of the case will be under a publication ban.