Germany Extradites Luka Magnotta to Canada

Accused body parts killer is on his way home to face charges
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 18, 2012 11:45 AM CDT
Germany Extradites Luka Magnotta to Canada
Luka Rocco Magnotta is on his way home to Canada, where he'll face charges in the murder and dismemberment of an ex-boyfriend.   ((AP Photo/Montreal Police Service via The Canadian Press))

(Newser) – A Canadian porn actor suspected in the killing and dismemberment of a Chinese student is on his way back to Canada via military transport from Germany, where he was arrested this month. Luka Magnotta did not fight his extradition. He is suspected of killing Jun Lin and sending body parts to Canadian political parties and schools. Investigators say he posted a video online showing him having sex with the dismembered corpse.

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"The government of Canada thanks the government of Germany for their swift and decisive action in this matter," said Canada's justice minister in a statement, adding that Magnotta was removed from Berlin today by a Canadian military transport and is in the custody of Montreal police. Magnotta is wanted for first-degree murder, defiling a corpse, threatening the prime minister, and using the mail system for delivering "obscene, indecent, immoral, or scurrilous" material. (Read more Rocco Luka Magnotta stories.)

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