Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Body parts suspect to be extradited

Luka Rocco Magnotta has been arrested in Berlin (AP/Interpol)

A Canadian porn actor suspected of murdering and dismembering a Chinese student in Montreal has been ordered to be kept in custody by a judge in Germany and has said he will not fight extradition, police say.

Luka Magnotta, 29, appeared before a judge and was transferred to a Berlin prison from a police detention centre after he was ordered to be held pending extradition, police spokesman Thomas Neuendorf said .

Mr Neuendorf said: "According to his statements to prosecutors he will not fight his extradition."

Magnotta was arrested at an internet cafe in a working-class district of the German capital after an employee recognised him from a newspaper photo and flagged down a passing police vehicle.

Magnotta is wanted by Canadian authorities on suspicion of killing Jun Lin, a 33-year-old man he dated, in Canada, and mailing his body parts to two of Canada's top political parties before fleeing to Europe.

Magnotta is said to have filmed the murder 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 dismembers the corpse and performs sexual acts with it in what police called a horrifying video.

In Germany, surveillance camera footage of the internet cafe showed Magnotta casually walking in to the shop wearing jeans, a green hooded sweater and sunglasses.

He briefly spoke to the internet cafe's desk attendant, then walked off to his assigned computer, number 25, where he would later be spotted reading the news about his case.

About two hours later, seven German police officers are seen walking into the shop.

On the camera footage, three police officers are seen accompanying the handcuffed Magnotta a couple of minutes after they first entered the cafe. Magnotta calmly walks alongside them, again wearing sunglasses.