Luka Rocco Magnotta

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Canada Convicts Guy Who Killed, Dismembered Lover

Luka Magnotta inspired global manhunt after mailing body parts

(Newser) - A jury found a Canadian man guilty today of killing and dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties. Luka Magnotta was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2012 slaying of Jun Lin after eight days of jury deliberations. He was also convicted on... More »

Magnotta Sting Sought to Use Ron Jeremy as Bait

Animal-rights group hatched plan to capture alleged kitten killer last year

(Newser) - Porn legend Ron Jeremy and twin Playboy bunnies were enlisted in a scheme to capture porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta long before his arrest for allegedly killing and dismembering his lover, the Globe and Mail reports. Animal rights group Rescue Ink, which believed Magnotta was behind a series of online... More »

Police: Yes, Head Belongs to Magnotta's Lover

Police confirm Lin Jun's head has been found

(Newser) - Police have indeed found Lin Jun's head: They confirmed today that the head found in a Montreal park Sunday does belong to the Chinese student allegedly murdered by Luka Rocco Magnotta. Some of Lin's body parts were mailed to schools and political offices, but police say all of... More »

Police May Have Found Magnotta Lover's Head

Testing needed to confirm Jun Lin connection: Police

(Newser) - The head of Luka Rocco Magnotta's former lover may finally have been recovered. Following a tip, police discovered an apparent human head in a Montreal park near Magnotta's apartment yesterday, the AP reports. Testing will help determine whether the head belonged to Jun Lin, a Chinese student allegedly... More »

Vancouver Body Parts IDed

Teacher suspended for showing class murder video

(Newser) - A hand and foot received in the mail by two schools in Vancouver last week have been identified as those of Lin Jun, a Chinese student believed to have been murdered by porn actor Luka Magnotta. Only his head is still missing, and investigators suspect it may also have been... More »

Miami Police Now Taking Look at Magnotta

Press finds evidence he could have been in Miami at time of grisly murder

(Newser) - Los Angeles police have determined Luka Rocco Magnotta wasn't responsible for a headless body found beneath the Hollywood sign in January, but he's not off the hook stateside. Now Miami police say they are checking into the possibility Magnotta is responsible for an unsolved murder that occurred there... More »

Cops Eye Magnotta in Hollywood Decapitation

He may have been in California when victim was dismembered

(Newser) - Was Luka Magnotta a serial killer who only filmed his latest murder? Police are probing a possible link between the Canadian murder suspect to an unsolved slaying in his hometown of Montreal—and further afield, including in Hollywood, where a headless body was found near the famous sign earlier this... More »

Human Hand, Foot Sent to Vancouver Schools

Cops suspect body parts belong to Magnotta victim

(Newser) - A human hand and foot were received by two schools in Vancouver yesterday, and police suspect there's a link to the gruesome Luka Magnotta case. The Canadian, who was arrested in Berlin earlier this week, is believed to have murdered and dismembered a man in Montreal before sending one... More »

Fight for Luka Magnotta 'Far From Over'

Police looking into unsolved cases for connections to Magnotta

(Newser) - The manhunt for Luka Rocco Magnotta is over , but Canadian police say the investigation—and the fight to bring him to justice—is just beginning, reports CNN . Magnotta is set to appear in Berlin court today, but even though Canada and Germany have a mutual extradition treaty, Magnotta's extradition... More »

When Arrested, Magnotta Was Reading About Himself

'Attention whore' killer brought down by narcissism, says expert

(Newser) - Luka Rocco Magnotta once published an online guide to disappearing, but he wasn't such a cunning fugitive in real life. The Canadian, who is accused of murdering a man and sending his body parts to political offices, was arrested at an Internet cafe in Berlin yesterday , and police say... More »

Alleged Body-Parts Killer Caught in Berlin

Porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta nabbed in German cafe

(Newser) - The international manhunt for Luka Rocco Magnotta ended today at an Internet café in Berlin, where police nabbed the porn actor/alleged killer, sources tell German newspaper Bild . Magnotta, who is accused of killing and dismembering a man on camera and then mailing the body parts to Canadian political parties, was... More »

Body-Parts Case: Porn Actor Spotted in Paris

Luka Rocco Magnotta seen several times, often with men, say police

(Newser) - French police think Luka Rocco Magnotta, the porn actor who allegedly chopped up and ate parts of a former boyfriend, is still in Paris, reports the New York Daily News . Police raided one hotel room only to find porn magazines and airsickness bags—but no Magnotta. Local papers report that... More »

Police Think Body-Parts Suspect Fled to France

Luka Rocco Magnotta rumored to have dated sex killer Karla Homolka

(Newser) - Police believe that Luka Rocco Magnotta fled to France last weekend, after allegedly killing a man and mailing his body parts to Canadian political parties. Magnotta, a 29-year-old male model and porn actor, is still on the loose, the Globe and Mail reports; it's unknown whether he's still... More »

Porn Actor Suspected in Canada's Body Parts Case

Luka Rocca Magnotta sought by police, may have filmed dismemberment

(Newser) - Toronto police have a suspect in a gruesome case in which body parts were mailed to at least two places, reports the local Star . The suspect is 29-year-old Luka Rocco Magnotta, described by CP24 of Toronto as a low-budget porn actor who has reportedly posted a wide range of disturbing... More »

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