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Canadian killer Luka Magnotta joins dating site

MONTREAL -- A Canadian man sentenced to life in prison for killing and dismembering his lover and mailing the victim's body parts to schools and political parties has joined a matchmaking website for inmates.

Luka Magnotta's profile was posted Sunday on Canadian Inmates Connect Inc., a website that tries to hook up lonesome convicts -- some behind bars for violent offenses like first-degree murder -- with potential companions on the outside.

The profile features two photos of the former stripper and prostitute in an unbuttoned white dress shirt. He was convicted in December of first-degree murder in the 2012 killing and dismemberment of Chinese university student Jun Lin in Montreal.

Magnotta's grisly crimes, which horrified Canadians and grabbed worldwide headlines, included filming some of Lin's dismemberment, posting the video online and mailing body parts to the Ottawa offices of two political parties, as well as to schools in British Columbia.

He is serving a life sentence with possible parole after 25 years. He lists his expected release date as 2037 in the online profile.

"Seeking single white male, 28 - 38 years of age, white and in shape. One who is loyal, preferably educated, financially and emotionally stable for a long term committed relationship," Magnotta writes in the profile.

He continues: "If you think you could be my prince charming, send me a detailed letter with at least 2 photos. Only those I deem compatible will receive a response."

Melissa Fazzina, who created the site about four and half years ago, said Magnotta sent the information to her through a contact. The application and $35 fee arrived via regular mail about 10 days ago. Convicts don't have Internet access.

"I was taken aback," Fazzina said of seeing Magnotta's name on the application.

Fazzina said she is bracing for a backlash against her decision to accept Magnotta's application.

Magnotta's ad doesn't mention his specific conviction. The site includes ads for people incarcerated for everything from murder to attempted murder to sexual assault, and Fazzina recommends users proceed with caution.

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