|Jun Lin's grieving father Diran Lin at Mount Royal|
I know this is going to make me sound like a terrible person, but for most of this past couple of months that I have been following this case - researching into Luka Magnotta's history and attempting to psychoanalyse the meaning of his extensive internet activities - I have really not given a great deal of thought to the actual victim in all this: Jun Lin!
I think I got a bit of a reality check today though when I read an emotive report in the Toronto Sun of Jun Lin's funeral last Thursday.
Actually it wasn't so much the words but the pictures of Jun Lin's grieving father, Diran Lin, hugging the urn containing Jun's ashes at Mount Royal, Montreal, which choked me up.
I find myself now questioning what this past two months has really been about and why I have allowed this man Luka Magnotta to get under my skin.
I also feel a sense of shame that I have not given more thought to Jun Lin and his grieving family members or spent much time learning more about them and their lives.
I'm not sure anymore quite where I go from here. I can't see any meaningful purpose to what I have been doing thus far. Not really.
But of one thing I do feel resolute: this case is not about Magnotta; it is, and should always have been, about the brutal heinous murder of a young man called Jun Lin!
R.I.P. Jun Lin, 1978-2012