Luka Rocco Magnotta, a 29-year-old porn actor and model, was arrested on June 4, 2012 for homicide in a gruesome case of dismembered body parts that were mailed to different places including the headquarters of the Conservative Party of Canada, police said. Magnotta, believed to originally be from Toronto, was renting an apartment in a working-class Montreal neighborhood. It was behind that building that police found a man's torso in a suitcase in a heap of garbage on May 29, police said. That same day, a foot was found in a package mailed to the Conservative party headquarters in Ottawa. A hand was also found at postal warehouse in the Canadian capital. The package with the hand was addressed to the Liberal Party of Canada. Early testing shows the three body parts come from the same man, police said. According to an official close to the investigation, there is video of the crime.
Police said Magnotta was arrested at an internet cafe in a working-class district of the German capital after an employee recognized him from a newspaper photo and flagged down a passing police vehicle. Magnotta made his first court appearance before a judge on June 5. He was transferred to a Berlin prison from a police detention center after he was ordered held pending extradition. Berlin police said he won't fight extradition.
Police say Magnotta is also known by the names Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov. They described him as white, 5 feet 8 inches tall with blue eyes and black hair. He is seen in this undated personal photo.
Author: Edecio Martinez
Credit: Personal Photo