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MONTREAL — The father of murdered Chinese student Jun Lin says he is grateful for the generosity and kindness of Montrealers.

Diran Lin spoke to reporters today, six days after a jury found his son’s killer, Luka Rocco Magnotta, guilty of first-degree murder.

Lin says Montrealers have recognized him walking down the street, with some hugging him. He has also received letters of support.

Despite not speaking English or French, Lin said he felt the words of Montrealers through their acts of kindness.

Lin will travel back home to China in January, but is vowing to return to Canada despite his son’s murder and dismemberment in Montreal in 2012.

Daniel Urbas, a lawyer helping Lin navigate Canada’s legal system, said today he has so far collected $15,000 in donations for a fund to support the Lin family.

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