Magnotta Lawyer Steps Down Over Conflict of Interest Issue0
Luka Magnotta’s legal team will continue with his remaining two lawyers, Toronto-based Luc Leclair and Montreal criminal attorney Pierre Panaccio. His third attorney Raphael Feldstein announced he would remove himself from the case after the Crown raised the issue about a possible conflict of interest.
The details of the alleged conflict, as with other evidence being presented during the preliminary hearing, are covered by a publication ban and cannot be reported.
Prosecutor Louis Bouthillier raised what he termed a “somewhat problematic” point of law during mid-morning testimony by Montreal police Sgt.-Det. Antonio Paradiso.
Three members of the Montreal police force took the stand, including a constable and a crime-scene investigator.