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Luka Rocco Magnotta, suspect in dismember slay, to make first court appearance in Berlin

Luka Rocco Magnotta is seen in this undated personal photo obtained from his website. http://Luka-Magnotta.net

Luka Rocco Magnotta
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(CBS/AP) BERLIN - Luka Rocco Magnotta, the Canadian porn actor suspected of murdering and dismembering a Chinese student before fleeing to Europe, will face a judge in Berlin today. His first court appearance comes a day after his arrest as authorities initiate the process of seeking his extradition to Canada.

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Magnotta, 29, was arrested on Monday at an Internet cafe in a working-class district of the German capital, where he had been reading media coverage of himself. A cafe employee recognized him from a newspaper photo and flagged down a police car.

Magnotta is now being held at a police detention facility in Berlin and will see a judge later Tuesday for a decision on a formal detention order, which would keep him in custody while proceedings continue.

Such hearings must be held by the end of the day following a suspect's arrest in Germany and always take place behind closed doors.

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