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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.”

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16 Comments

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ted

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

  • 1equalityUSA

    Two hours later, you’re hungry.

  • Bailey

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

  • TomMc

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

  • What the f**k

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

  • What the f**k

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • What the f**k

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

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