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Luka Rocco Magnotta, porn actor arrested in dismember-slay, faces hearing

Luka Rocco Magnotta is taken by police from a Canadian military plane to a waiting van on Monday, June 18, 2012, in Mirabel, Quebec. AP Photo/Montreal Police

Luka Rocco Magnotta
AP Photo/Montreal Police

(CBS/AP) MONTREAL - A Canadian porn actor accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing his body parts faces his first hearing Tuesday after returning to Canada under tight security from Germany, where he was arrested.

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Luka Magnotta is suspected of killing Jun Lin, who was studying computer science at Concordia University, and sending his feet and hands to Canada's top political parties and two schools.

Investigators say Magnotta, 29, also posted a video online showing him having sex with the dismembered corpse. A second, unedited version of the video seen by police is said to show him cannibalizing the remains.

Marie-Elaine Ladouceur of the Montreal police said Magnotta was expected to appear before a judge via videoconference from a detention center Tuesday afternoon.

Ladouceur said Magnotta will be formally arraigned on charges that will include first-degree murder, defiling a corpse, threatening the prime minister and using the mail system for delivering "obscene, indecent, immoral or scurrilous" material.

Magnotta fled Canada before the killing was discovered, and spent a few days partying in Paris before moving on to Berlin, where he was eventually caught earlier this month as he read stories about himself at an Internet cafe.

Police said Magnotta and Lin, 33, were in a relationship.

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