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.
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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