Luka Magnotta, a former Canadian porn actor, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for killing and dismembering his Chinese gay partner Jun Lin, and sending his body parts to political organizations and local schools. Magnotta, dubbed the Canadian Psycho, was found guilty of first-degree murder.

A Montreal jury, which consisted of eight women and four men, reportedly rejected the 32-year-old’s defense that he suffered from mental illness and was unable to understand the immorality of his actions. Magnotta had earlier accepted that he killed the 33-year-old Concordia University student, but pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. The judgment was handed out after eight days of deliberations, BBC reported. Magnotta will be eligible for parole only after 25 years.

Magnotta was also reportedly convicted on four other charges for which he has been sentenced to another 19 years in prison. The charges include criminally harassing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of the Parliament; mailing obscene and indecent material; committing indignity to a body; and publishing obscene materials.

"He wanted to be judged by a jury of his peers," Magnotta's lawyer Luc Leclair said, according to USA Today. "He accepts the verdict. For quite some time he has been preparing for the verdict with his father, some friends and his therapist. He has been focusing on rebuilding his life."

Magnotta had sent Lin's feet and hands to Canada's top political parties and two elementary schools. The case received global attention after Lin's body parts were found in parcels sent to Conservative and Liberal Party headquarters. Investigators reportedly said that a video posted online is believed to show Lin's murder.

Prosecutors reportedly said that the murder was both planned and deliberate.

"I thought we had good evidence of premeditation," Prosecutor Louis Bouthillier, reportedly said, adding: "There was never a doubt the jury would find Magnotta guilty of first-degree murder."

The prosecution had also said during the trial that Magnotta had emailed his plans of murdering Lin to a British journalist nearly six months before the crime, according to media reports.

Lin's father Daniel Urbas reportedly said after the verdict that he was happy to see "justice done."

"I had come to see your trial system to see justice done and I leave satisfied that you have not let my son down," Urbas told the court, according to USA Today. "I had come to see remorse, to hear some form of apology, and I leave without anything."