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Accused Cannibal Killer Luka Magnotta Pleads Not Guilty To Murdering, Dismembering Lover

Yesterday, gay-porn performer Luka Magnotta pleaded not guilty to charges that he dismembered his lover and mailed the dead man’s body parts to schools and political party offices.

Magnotta, 29, was arrested in a Berlin cafe earlier this month, and was extradited to Canada Monday under tight security. He’s now being held in a Montreal detention center.

The charges against Magnotta including first-degree murder, defiling a corpse, threatening the Canadian prime minister and using the mail system for delivering “obscene, indecent, immoral or scurrilous” materials.

In May, a package containing a severed foot was discovered a the headquarters of Canada’s Conservative Party, the same day a hand was discovered in a package meant for the country’s Liberal Party. Video emerged of a perpetrator defiling and eating Jun Lin, 33, a a computer-science student at Concordia University. Lin’s torso was found locked inside a suitcase in a lot near Magnotta’s apartment building.

Magnotta’s attorney, Pierre Panaccio, has requested that his client be evaluated by a psychiatrist to determine his criminal responsibility. A decision is expected to be announced on Thursday.

According to the AP, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Tuesday that China was monitoring developments and hoped that there would be justice to give “the victim a result that can have him rest in peace.”

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jun 20, 2012
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  • 16 Comments
    • Matt
      Matt

      Did anyone really expect him to plead guilty or admit to the murder even though he apparently made a video of the entire murder and put it on the internet?

      No I haven’t seen the video and I don’t want to but others who commented here on queerty have.

      Jun 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John McLaren
      John McLaren

      He is probably going for an insanity plea which makes him not criminally responsible. That will place him in a mental hospital instead of a maximum security prison with a sentence of minimum 25 years (before eligible for a parole hearing, not release). Last year a Quebec cardiologist who killed his two children while in a custody dispute with his wife was found by a jury to be not criminally responsible for his acts because of his mental state and is spending time in a psychiatric facility in the countryside. Or Magnotto is such a deluded media whore he is buoyed by the army of media photographers and reporters who would normally show up in those numbers for Brad and Angelina. What a stupid, sad way of becoming infamous for this wannabe model, escort and porn actor who was rejected by all the LA porn studios.

      Jun 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • knowyourfacts
      knowyourfacts

      Please stop referring to the victim as this murderer’s “lover”-you are only adding to the sensationalization of a tragedy. Police have stated only that they believe the two men “knew each other”. There are internet traces (blog posts, etc) left by the accused that suggest he had been planning to murder somebody since late 2011, most likely long before he ever met his victim.

      Jun 20, 2012 at 2:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ted
      Ted

      He tried to eat a clown one time but said it tasted funny.

      Jun 20, 2012 at 3:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1equalityUSA
      1equalityUSA

      Two hours later, you’re hungry.

      Jun 20, 2012 at 4:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bailey
      Bailey

      He is completely innocent and will be vindicated! We love you Luca!

      Jun 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TomMc
      TomMc

      He might claim that the extreme S&M was consensual. (Then again, maybe their safe word was “fried rice”?)

      Jun 20, 2012 at 8:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • What the f**k
      What the f**k

      @TomMc: Interesting….the murder of a human being is now an excuse for pathetic and racist jokes…..proud of yourselves?

      Jun 20, 2012 at 9:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • What the f**k
      What the f**k

      @TomMc: Interesting…..the murder of a human being is now an excuse for pathetic and r@cist jokes…..proud of yourselves?

      Jun 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Not again
      Not again

      @knowyourfacts:
      >Please stop referring to the victim as this murderer’s “lover”-you are only adding to the sensationalization of a tragedy

      Yeah really. It’s one thing to make up facts in a frivolous story, but don’t make up facts in something as tragic as a brutal homicide.

      Jun 20, 2012 at 10:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MiltonHarvey
      MiltonHarvey

      He’ll be found not criminally responsible, will spend some time in the looney bin, and be released in a couple of years. But he won’t last long. Somebody will kill him, just like Dahmer got killed while in jail.

      Jun 21, 2012 at 7:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gigi
      Gigi

      @Ted — Why must people make jokes about something so horrifically tragic?

      In reference to this post, is there any proof that the victim was Magnotta’s lover?

      Jun 21, 2012 at 9:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John McLaren
      John McLaren

      UPDATE
      Magnotto refuses psychiatric examination which rules out a possible insanity plea. He wants trial by jury… Here’s the link:

      http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/06/20/luka-magnotta-in-court-for-possible-psychiatric-evaluation.html

      Jun 21, 2012 at 3:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TomMc
      TomMc

      @What the f**k: @What the f**k: Sorry if that offended you. I was trying to be humorous about a situation that is anything but. Clearly I stepped over the line. Thanks for pointing that out. Apologies.

      Jun 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • What the f**k
      What the f**k

      @TomMc: Thanks for acknowledging it. Magnotta’s fair game…I just think Jun Lin isn’t.

      Jun 21, 2012 at 5:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Soapy Johnson
      Soapy Johnson

      Don’t worry, Mayor Bloomberg to the rescue! “Bloomberg to ban cannibals in New York City from eating anyone over 5-foot-4″ — http://placeitonluckydan.com/2012/07/mayor-bloomberg-ban-cannibals-nyc-eating-5-foot-4/

      Jul 20, 2012 at 9:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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