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Canadian porn actor arrested in Berlin for murder, dismemberment of man he once dated

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Canadian porn actor accused of the grisly murder of a Chinese man studying in Montreal that he once dated, was taken into custody in Berlin Monday, following an international manhunt.

Luka Rocco Magnotta

Police in Montreal revealed for the first time Tuesday that Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, is alleged to have eaten parts of his victim, Jun Lin, before sending other parts in the mail to political parties, reported the Montreal Gazette.

Lin was reported missing the day before his remains were discovered.

Lin’s torso was discovered in a suitcase outside a Snowdon apartment building last week, sparking an international manhunt for Magnotta that Montreal police Commander Ian Lafrenière called the biggest in the Montreal force’s history, involving police departments in 190 countries through Interpol and the help of 30 investigators from France’s national fugitive search unit, once it was confirmed Magnotta flew to Paris from Montreal.

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An 18-hour search of the trash behind Magnotta’s apartment that turned up body parts, bloodied clothing and papers bearing Magnotta’s name helped identify the suspect, as did videos from outside apartment building and the Côte des Neiges district post office from which he is alleged to have mailed a foot to Conservative Party headquarters in Ottawa, and a foot to the Liberals.

Authorities said Magnotta filmed the murder of Lin in his Montreal studio apartment and posted it online.

The video shows a man with an ice pick stabbing another naked, bound male. He also allegedly dismembered Lin’s corpse and performed sexual acts with it in what police called a horrifying video.

In Berlin, Magnotta — a former stripper and pornographic actor — was arrested Monday in an internet cafe in Berlin where he had been looking looked at pornography and stories about himself on the web.

Magnotta refused to discuss details of his case and told a judge he would not not fight his extradition from Germany to Canada.

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22 more reader comments:

  1. Good grief!!

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 9:50am
  2. so, i’m eating an omelet right now. and i totally lost my appetite when i saw his picture.

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 9:52am
  3. horrific…

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 9:56am
  4. Sirius Black? Is that you?

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 9:59am
  5. “Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, is alleged to have eaten parts of his victim, Jun Lin, before sending other parts in the mail to political parties” ….WTF!

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:00am
  6. This isn’t helping the “Fischer compares gays to cannibals” thing -_-

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:02am
  7. What a sick…o

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:03am
  8. SO GRUESOME!

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:03am
  9. okay thats just crazy !!! in everyway talk about hating ex

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:03am
  10. he’s from my HOMETOWN OMG

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:12am
  11. Sounds like something my ex’s split personalitywould do.

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:16am
  12. I wanna see the video.

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:17am
  13. He’s just a people person.

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:21am
  14. Awful for the victim obviously. Still it doesn’t surprise me with all the cannibalism porn out there.

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:37am
  15. Some people take the term “eat me” far too literally.

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:49am
  16. Porn and Murder in the same sentence as Gay does our community no favours.

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 11:25am
  17. I assume the date didn’t go well.

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 12:15pm
  18. that man is SICK!

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 12:22pm
  19. I’m sure this will go over well with the “gays are all crazy, homicidal perverts” crowd.

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 12:33pm
  20. This guy started by killing kittens and posting the videos to YouTube. Why didn’t they investigate him then? Most psychopaths start out killing animals…

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 1:22pm
  21. Why is this relevant to other gay men? wtffff

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 3:29pm
  22. I don’t want to see his mug anymore!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 7:37pm