Bisexual porn star denies all charges in body parts case

Luka Rocco Magnotta is suspected of first-degree murder, defiling a corpse, and sending the parts to politicians

Bisexual porn star denies all charges in body parts case
20 June 2012

The bisexual Canadian porn star who is suspected of severing the limbs of his boyfriend, filming the murder, and posting the parts to politicians denied all charges in a Montreal court yesterday (19 June).

Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, who is charged with killing Chinese student 33-year-old Jun Lin, was picked up by authorities in a Berlin internet cafe on 4 June.

After being extradited from Germany, he was charged with first-degree murder, criminal harassment of the Prime Minister, interfering with a dead body, and mailing and publishing obscene materials.

Magnotta, who appeared briefly on the Interpol’s most wanted list, did not oppose to being deported from the country and was taken by military plane to Canada.

He appeared by video link in a packed courtroom and told the room through his lawyer he was not guilty.

Magnotta’s lawyer Pierre Panaccio, who has represented members of the Hell’s Angels, requested the matter to be postponed until they had time for a psychiatric evaluation.

If the request is granted, Magnotta could be held in a psychiatric facility for a maximum of 30 days.

Investigators say Magnotta filmed himself on the night of 24 May using a pickaxe to kill his victim, who was studying computer science in Montreal.

It allegedly shows him dismembering and defiling the corpse and then eating part of the body.

Police say they are missing the most important part of the investigation, which is the head of the victim.

Lin’s headless torso was found behind the apartment where the bisexual porn actor lived.

Several limbs, confirmed to belong to the victim, were also sent to political parties in Ottawa including Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party, and to two Vancouver schools.

It is likely the case will be in court for one or two years, and the prosecutors have told the victim’s family to have faith in the Canadian justice system.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in Beijing: ‘We hope to see justice upheld in this case, so that the deceased can rest in peace.’  

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