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‘Canadian psycho’ murder suspect held in Berlin

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 15:45

Zeenews Bureau

Berlin: Berlin police on Monday arrested a porn actor accused of dismembering a Chinese student and then filming the grisly killing.

Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, was arrested from an internet café in Neukoelln, a working-class district of the German capital.

Canadian authorities said they were working on documents needed to secure Magnotta`s extradition from Germany.

Interpol had issued a Red Corner Notice for Magnotta to its 190 member countries after a video purportedly showing the gruesome murder surfaced online.
In the video, which Canadian police have reportedly said shows the crime, a man repeatedly stabs another man with an ice pick and dismembers him, as a song from the soundtrack of the film `American Psycho` plays in the background.

Described as handsome and narcissistic, Magnotta, who naturally has black hair and blue eyes, has also changed his name and used several aliases.

In addition to having had plastic surgery on his face -- apparently to look more like James Dean -- he often wears lipstick and makeup, has dyed his hair and worn wigs, and sometimes dresses up as a woman.
Magnotta made a 2009 posting on the Internet offering advice on how to vanish and never be found.

First Published: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 12:03

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