Luka Magnotta Diagnosed As Paranoid Schizophrenic; Victim's Mother Has Lost Her Will To Live

04/03/2013 03:56 pm ET

A glimpse into the mind of suspected Canadian killer Luka Rocco Magnotta surfaced this week as an old doctor's note revealed he had been treated for paranoid schizophrenia -- and didn't always take his medicine.

The bombshell evidence is part of a letter from Magnotta's psychiatrist in 2005, when Magnotta was convicted of fraud in Toronto, according to The Canadian Press. He was reportedly hospitalized several times and doctors said his symptoms, including paranoia, auditory hallucinations and fear of the unknown were prone to relapse.

Now 29-year-old Magnotta faces a much darker allegation: that he dismembered 33-year-old Jun Lin last May, then recorded and disseminated the act.

Lin's family met with journalists on Tuesday to attend one of Magnotta's preliminary hearings and mourn the loss of their son. Lin's mother, Zhigui Du, told CTV News that she's still having a hard time dealing with the loss.

Her interpreter told the station:

"She said that before, she was full of hope for life... (She now has) no interest to live in this world."

Magnotta was arrested in June last year after an international manhunt. He faces charges of first-degree murder, committing an indignity on a dead body, publishing obscene material, mailing "obscene, indecent, immoral or scurrilous" material and criminally harassing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and several unnamed members of Parliament, police said.

The Luka Rocco Magnotta Case