Luka Rocco Magnotta, the Canadian porn actor (dubbed “The Butcher of Montreal” by French media) accused of killing and dismembering a man and mailing body parts to politicians, was arrested in Germany and will be extradited back to Canada.
The case began on May 29, when police were called due to complaints of a strong smell coming from an alley behind Magnotta’s Montreal apartment building. Investigators found a torso stuffed inside a suitcase. Later that day, officials at Canada’s Conservative Party headquarters received a package addressed to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper that contained a foot. Officials later intercepted a package addressed to the Liberal Party that contained a hand.
The 29-year-old, Magnotta faces first-degree murder, defiling a corpse and other charges.Police identified the victim as Chinese university student Jun Lin, 33, who they believe had dated Magnotta.
Police suspect Magnotta filmed the murder after a grisly video was posted online showing a man stabbing another man with an ice pick while the victim lies naked and tied up.
The first man later reveals he has slashed the other man’s throat and goes on to dismember the corpse and perform sexual acts with it. Police have confirmed that the sickening film is authentic.
Magnotta’s intense desire for attention was his downfall. He was arrested at an internet cafe in Berlin where he was perusing online articles about himself.
Police are still searching for the rest of Lin’s remains as Magnotta sits in solitary confinement awaiting extradition.