Luka Rocco Magnotta: ‘Cannibal’ porn star was looking at pictures of naked himself when arrested

  • Luka Magnotta arrested as he Googled articles about himself in Berlin cafe
  • Cool-headed cafe worker recognised him and quietly called the authorities
  • Armed police carried out raid – he surrendered without struggle
  • Magnotta is accused of murdering and dismembering student Jun Lin
  • Has had plastic surgery to make himself look more like James Dean

By
Allan Hall In Berlin

09:30 EST, 5 June 2012

Captured: Canadian police released this picture of Luka Magnotta today after it emerged he would not fight extradition from Germany

Captured: Canadian police released this picture of Luka Magnotta today after it emerged he would not fight extradition from Germany

The Canadian porn actor suspected of killing and chopping up his lover told a Berlin judge today that he would not challenge his extradition from Germany.

A spokesman for the Berlin public prosecutor’s office said: ‘[Luka Magnotta] has been before the judge, who has confirmed the arrest. He said he would not fight the extradition.’

The 29-year-old, who was an international fugitive for almost two weeks, was finally captured while looking at naked pictures of himself in an internat cafe in the German captial.

Cafe owner Uelkue Sungur said Magnotta had googled his own name and searched for details of the police’s desperate attempts to track him down, including those on the Interpol website.

He had also looked at nude images of himself, apparently on his own website or email, during his short time in the Berlin cafe.

Dramatic images of the moment Magnotta – dubbed the Canadian Psycho – was arrested emerged late last night.

Just after 11am yesterday morning Magnotta, clean-shaven and wearing jeans, sunglasses and a black jacket with a hood, strolled into the Helin Tele and Internet Cafe on Karl-Marx-Strasse in the working class Neukoelln district of the German capital.

As he sat at a computer terminal Googling the latest news reports about himself, cafe worker Kadir Anlayisli quietly called the police to inform them of his whereabouts.

At
around 11.30am a squad of heavily-armed officers stormed into the cafe
where Magnotta was pinned to the floor and handcuffed without offering
any resistance.

Eyewitnesses said armed officers asked the suspect ‘Are you the wanted man?’ and he responded ‘Yes, that’s me,’ he said.

The
arrest brought to an end an international trawl spanning thousands of
miles and hundreds of police officers across two continents.

A man at the internet cafe who
described himself as the ‘boss’ but who would not give his name ,
confirmed Magnotta had been there.

Arrival: Luka Rocco Magnotta strolls up to the internet cafe in Berlin's Neukoelln district

Arrival: ‘Canadian Psycho’ Luka Rocco Magnotta strolls up to the internet cafe in Berlin’s Neukoelln district

Casual: Rocco Magnotta walks through the door of the internet cafe. The 29-year-old Canadian porn actor is accused of killing his lover and mailing body parts to Canada's major political parties

Casual: Magnotta walks through the door of the internet cafe. The
29-year-old Canadian porn actor is accused of killing his lover and
mailing body parts to Canada’s major political parties

Identification: Rocco Magnotta speaks to cafe worker Kadir Anlayisli, who said he recognised him after reading the papers

Identification: Magnotta speaks to cafe worker Kadir Anlayisli, who said he recognised him after reading the papers

Wait: Kadir Anlayisli, anxiously waits for the arrival of the police as Magnotta sits at a computer terminal inside the cafe

Wait: Kadir Anlayisli, anxiously waits for the arrival of the police as Magnotta sits at a computer terminal inside the cafe

Raid: Armed police storm into the shop after the cool-headed cafe worker quietly informed the authorities of Magnotta's whereabouts

Raid: Armed police storm into the shop after the cool-headed cafe worker quietly informed the authorities of Magnotta’s whereabouts

Arrest: Magnotta is led away by police. according to the internet cafe owner he had been looking-up news articles about himself

Arrest: Magnotta is led away by police. according to the internet cafe owner he had been looking-up news articles about himself

‘Then the cops came and it was all over for him,’ he said.

‘It
all happened very quickly, in a blur. Everyone is beating a path to my
door. But the police have told me not to say too much.’

The arrest – which took place in an
area known for its gay bars and sordid sex joints – brought an end to an
international trawl spanning thousands of miles and two continents.

It
began after Magnotta allegedly murdered
and dismembered his former gay lover Jun Lin, 33 in his flat in
Montreal on the night of May 24.

The university student’s torso was
found in the apartment while parts of his body were posted to political
offices in Ottawa, including the prime minister’s party headquarters.

A
ten minute videotape purporting to record the horrific crime was posted
online, showing a man stabbing his naked and bound victim with an ice
pick.

The attacker then hacks him to pieces and eats part of his flesh. He is also seen performing sexual acts on the corpse.

One member of the investigative team said the murderer ‘tears the victim apart like a doll’.

Internet Cafe: The Spatkauf cafe in Neukoelln, a suburb of Berlin, where Magnotta was arrested

Internet Cafe: The Spatkauf cafe in Neukoelln, a suburb of Berlin, where Magnotta was arrested

Terminal 25: Inside the internet cafe, at the cubicle where Magnotta was discovered by police. A cafe employee spotted him looking at stories about himself

Terminal 25: Inside the internet cafe, at the cubicle where Magnotta was discovered by police. A cafe employee spotted him looking at stories about himself

Witness: Kadir Anlayisli recognised Magnotta at the cafe and called police

Witness: Kadir Anlayisli recognised Magnotta at the cafe and called police

Got him: An updated Interpol picture shows suspected 'cannibal' killer Luka Magnotta who was arrested at an internet cafe in Berlin

Got him: An updated Interpol picture shows suspected ‘cannibal’ killer Luka Magnotta who was arrested at an internet cafe in Berlin

The video, entitled One Lunatic, One Ice Pick, was set to the soundtrack from American Psycho, earning the suspect his nickname.

Magnotta, who has worked as a
bisexual porn star and a gay prostitute called Angel and often dresses
as a woman, apparently fled to France on May 26.

Police have reluctantly admitted
their suspect, who has also used aliases Eric Clinton Newman (his birth
name) and Vladimir Romanov, should have been stopped on arrival at
Charles de Gaulle airport.

But instead he passed through customs unchallenged and was able to spend several day at large in the French capital.

Witnesses came, claiming to have
spotted him in the trendy Bastille district in the east of Paris, an
area of the city highly popular with young British expats.

Parisian officers said the suspected
killer stayed for two nights with a gay man he met in a nightclub before
his terrified host spotted his photo on the internet.

Magnotta, who has worked as a
bisexual porn star and a gay prostitute called Angel and often dresses
as a woman,, apparently fled to France on May 26.

Police have reluctantly admitted
their suspect, who has also used aliases Eric Clinton Newman (his birth
name) and Vladimir Romanov, should have been stopped on arrival at
Charles de Gaulle airport.

But instead he passed through customs unchallenged and was able to spend several day at large in the French capital.

Witnesses came, claiming to have
spotted him in the trendy Bastille district in the east of Paris, an
area of the city highly popular with young British expats.

Undated handout photo provided by Interpol shows Luka Rocco Magnotta

Luka Rocco Magnotta

Most wanted: Two undated photographs of the suspected killer which were released by Interpol

CCTV: Interpol issued this undated photo of Magnotta passing through an unnamed airport security checkpoint. After the unsuccessful raid on Saturday, police do not know his whereabouts

CCTV: Interpol issued this undated photo of Magnotta passing through an
unnamed airport security checkpoint

Closing the net: Interpol had notified authroities in 190 countries to be on the lookout for Luka Magnotta, who was arrested today in Germany

Closing the net: Interpol had notified authroities in 190 countries to be on the lookout for Luka Magnotta, who was arrested today in Germany

Luka Magnotta online post

Luka Magnotta online post

Sick posting: An online animation shows a bloody hand print and the phrase ‘It was Luka Magnotta’

Parisian officers said the suspected
killer stayed for two nights with a gay man he met in a nightclub before
his terrified host spotted his photo on the internet.

One bar owner told police: ‘He came into my bar and sat drinking and chatting. He seemed very excited.’

A police source said another man had
put Magnotta up in his flat for two nights early last week after meeting
him in a gay nightclub.

The police source said: ‘After he left, the man realised who he had had staying and contacted us.

‘It is then thought he went out in
the evenings drinking in the Bastille district and staying in a cheaper
hotel in the east of the city.’

A receptionist at a four-star hotel near the Champs-Elysees also said she believed Magnotta had stayed there the same night.

The Paris police source said: ‘She later identified him from a photo.’

Police eventually traced Magnotta,
who had had plastic surgery to look more like James Dean – through
mobile phone calls and closed in on the hotel where he was stayed. But
he had left before officers arrived.

Some of his belongings – including
pornographic magazines and air sickness bags – were recovered from the
room and are undergoing DNA testing.

It is unclear how Magnotta managed to
slip through the net, despite Interpol having issued a Red Notice
wanted-persons alert to its 190 member countries last Thursday.

But he was next seen calmly boarding a
Eurolines bus at Bagnolet coach station in the eastern suburbs of the
French capital at 7.30pm on Friday night.

Despite Magnotta buying a £100 ticket
for the journey – and the fact the station is covered by 20 CCTV
cameras – police did not trace his escape route until three days on.

He arrived in Berlin 14 hours after
boarding the service at 9.15am on Saturday and has managed to avoid
detection until today. The one-time porn star is likely to go before a
judge tomorrow.

The Bar

Luka MAgnotta

Sightings: Witnesses say they saw a person matching Bagnotta’s description at Parisian bars, such as Le Petit Batignolles bar. Police in the French capital had lost Bagnotta before he turned up in Germany

Victim: Jun Lin, 33, was a Chinese student who had moved to Montreal to study. He dated Magnotta

Victim: Jun Lin, 33, was a Chinese student who had moved to Montreal to study. He dated Magnotta

Hotel raid: The La Soummam hotel in Bagnolet, outside Paris, in which fugitive Luka Magnotta was believed to be staying. He fled before police arrived

Hotel raid: The La Soummam hotel in Bagnolet, outside Paris, in which fugitive Luka Magnotta was believed to be staying. He fled before police arrived

He will face a range of charges,
including murder, defiling a corpse, threatening the Canadian prime
minister and using the mail system for delivering ‘obscene, indecent,
immoral or scurrilous’ material.

During Magnotta’s time on the run, he
spent time on the computer playing war games and also made a number of
disturbing postings.

Once included a short animation that
involved a bloody hand print and the phrase ‘It was Luka Magnotta’.
Police say he was enjoying his notoriety.

Six months ago, Magnotta was living
in a £40-a-night room above the Fusilier Inn in Wembley, north London,
while sightseeing in the capital.


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He was confronted by journalists after posting an Internet film showing a live kitten being fed to a snake.

In an email to The Sun in December,
he supposedly said: ‘You will be hearing from me again. This time,
however, the victims won’t be small animals.’ He sent a similar warning
to the BBC.

At the same time, he appears to be
denying that he is the person in the kitten-killing videos, writing on
his own website: ‘Once and for all, I will set the record straight. Many
hoax websites are created using my image and name, posing as me to seem
more believable…

‘I feel I don’t need to list them
specifically but people need not be told, not to believe what they read
and to take it as fact.’

Magnotta is said to have once dated Karla Homolka, a notorious Canadian sex killer who slaughtered schoolgirls

FROM THE ANGEL TO CANADIAN PSYCHO, HOW LUKA MAGNOTTA BECAME THE WORLD’S MOST WANTED

The murder suspect dubbed the
‘Canadian Psycho’ has worked as a bisexual porn star, as a gay
prostitute called ‘Angel,’ and is an alleged kitten killer with a string
of fraud convictions.

Luka Rocco Magnotta, accused of
chopping up his lover and filming the attack before mailing body parts
to a series of addresses in Canada, was arrested on Monday in Berlin
after initially fleeing to Paris and setting off an international
manhunt.

In addition to having had plastic
surgery on his face — apparently to look more like James Dean — he
often wears lipstick and make-up, has dyed his hair and worn wigs, and
sometimes dresses up as a woman.

Changeable image: Police believe that Magnotta may be disguising himself as a woman to evade capture, having been on the run now for almost two weeks

Sketch

Changeable image: Police suspected that Magnotta was disguising himself
as a woman to evade capture, having been on the run for almost two
weeks. A sketch of what he may look like was released

The Fusilier Pub in Wembley, North London, where Luka Manotta has previously stayed

The Fusilier Pub in Wembley, North London, where Luka Manotta has previously stayed

Described as handsome but
narcissistic, the 29-year-old, who naturally has black hair and blue
eyes, has also changed his name and used several aliases.

He was convicted under his birth name
Eric Clinton Newman for defrauding several retailers and with stealing
$16,900 from a woman in Toronto, culminating in a suspended sentence and
probation in 2005.

A series of judge imposed conditions
reportedly banned him from owning or using a camera or a computer, and
from accessing the Internet.

Born in Toronto, family members told reporters they lost contact with him some time ago.

For years Magnotta built a profile
through blogs, escort adverts in which he searched online for sex
partners, and posted photographs showing himself as a trim, pouty-lipped
model whose travels included Paris and other cities.

He used the name ‘Angel’ when working
as a prostitute and stripper at Remington’s, a well-known gay bar in
Toronto, according to transsexual performer Nina Arsenault, who claims
to have had a relationship with him.

The one-time supporter of white
supremacists posted a video online of two kittens being suffocated in a
plastic bag, according to the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, ending an online
hunt for the so-called ‘Vacuum Kitten Killer.’

Friendly: This video, posted online two years ago, shows a man who looks like Magnotta appearing to be caring for the cats (he disguised his face)

Friendly: This video, posted online two years ago, shows a man who looks like Magnotta appearing to be caring for the cats (he disguised his face)

Sickening: The thug places both of the cats inside a plastic bag and films them suffocating

Sickening: The thug places both of the cats inside a plastic bag and films them suffocating

At the same time, profiles he
reputedly posted on online dating services conveyed an altogether
different persona — on one website he listed beach volleyball as a
hobby and stated that finding a long-term relationship was his priority.

He was granted a license to work as a stripper in Toronto in 2005 and also worked as a male escort.
Pierre
Bonhomme, a Canadian filmmaker who recalled a meeting with Magnotta in
Toronto in 2007 or 2008, told the Ottawa Citizen it was a ‘creepy’
experience that he quickly decided to escape from.

‘I left within about five minutes. It
was a really uncomfortable, awkward situation. He was in the shady,
druggy, gay-sex prostitution world. He was on a lot of the gay hookup
sites,’ Bonhomme said.

Magnotta used Russian names,
including the alias Vladimir Romanov, on such sites, according to
Bonhomme, who also attested to the suspect’s willingness to use fraud
and deception.

‘He was a hustler,’ Bonhomme said.
‘He was definitely not a gay village kind of guy. He was more of a
suburban guy on the Internet, scamming married guys, that kind of
thing.’

Psychologist Gilles Chamberland told
Radio Canada that Magnotta exudes ‘narcissistic, anti-social,’
behaviour, having described himself as being ‘incredibly beautiful.’

In 2009, he ironically posted advice on the Internet about how to vanish and never be found.

‘A minimum of four months is really
necessary to carry out the heroic actions necessary to leave your old
life behind,’ he reportedly wrote.

He said a person must withdraw from
all social circles, possess two sets of false identification papers,
convert all assets to cash and then take a bus to a chosen destination,
after selling a car somewhere else to mislead police.

Magnotta did not do such a good job
of staging his own disappearance: investigators believe he boarded a
France-bound plane on May 26 in Montreal and police traced his cell
phone signal to the suburb of Bagnolet, Paris on Saturday.

Video: 2007 TV interview with suspect in porn, body-parts killing

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Cannot comprehend how sick this man must be in the head.
He should be locked up until the day he dies.

Magnotta was being held in the same prison at Tempelhof where another man had been brought in Monday and charged with beheading his wife before six of their children in a case that has attracted even more media interest than the grisly case involving the Canadian..What a night for german police, eh…2 psychos under the same roof!! LOL

Nutter. Life in jail without parole.

“Magnotta is said to have once dated Karla Homolka, a notorious Canadian sex killer who slaughtered schoolgirls”
magnotta never dated homolka, that was just yet another one of magnotta’s ruses to get attention.
he started this rumour by editing homolka’s wikipedia page, replacing the name of her actual husband with “luka magnotta”. he then went to various canadian newspapers “denying” the rumour, claiming it was ruining his life. exactly like he did with the sun and in the UK when he showed up at their offices to deny allegations he was the kitten killer they had been tracking online.
he creates controversy around himself, then stands up and denies his involvement, claiming other people are out to wreck his life because they are “jealous of his fame, success and good looks.”

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