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Luka Magnotta is taken by police from a Canadian military plane to a waiting van in Mirabel, Quebec on Monday.
Updated at 8:11 p.m. ET: Luka Magnotta, accused of killing and dismembering a 33-year-old Chinese student in Montreal, arrived in Canada on Monday evening, touching down at Montreal's Mirabel Airport aboard a military jet. He was traveling with a Montreal police escort, according to Canadian news reports.
Magnotta, 29, was arrested at an Internet cafe in the German capital of Berlin on June 4 after a 10-day manhunt. He is expected to appear in a Quebec court within 24 hours.
Rob Nicholson, Canada’s minister of justice, and Vic Toews, minister of public safety, issued a statement Monday about Magnotta’s extradition: "The Government of Canada thanks the Government of Germany for their swift and decisive action in this matter. Canada values the cooperation of its international partners in the fight against crime.”
Magnotta, born Eric Newman, was a porn actor and escort who reportedly has at least 70 Facebook pages, including some with violent language about killing lovers.
Canadian authorities allege that he filmed the murder and dismemberment of Lin Jun, a Concordia University student, in late May; posted the footage on a website dedicated to gore; and then mailed Lin’s hands and feet to political parties in Ottawa and schools in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Police distributed this photo of Luka Rocco Magnotta, suspected of killing and dismembering a Chinese student. Magnotta was extradited to Canada from Germany on Monday.
Lin’s torso was found in a suitcase in the alley of Magnotta’s apartment building. His head has not been recovered.
Police believe that after mailing Lin’s body parts, Magnotta flew to Paris, where he partied for several days before heading to Germany. When authorities found him at the Internet café in Berlin, he was reading about himself, according to media reports.
Lin’s family arrived in Canada from China earlier in June and issued an open letter written in Chinese, thanking Canadians for their support following their son’s slaying, Radio-Canada reported.
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