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Luka Magnotta fed Jun Lin to his pet rabbit and worked as a detective

by | 9th, June 2012

LUKE Magnotta, born Eric Newman, is the international tabloid star. The Daily Mirror leads with the headline:


Magnotta is accused of murdered Justin (Jun) Lin in Montreal, chopping up his body – and posting a foot and a hand to political parties in Canada. He’s not been convicted. He’s had not trial. But still the Mirror yells:

“He was a time bomb waiting to explode”: Aunt of ‘cannibal killer’ tells of his weird childhood – Investigators are trying to unravel his sick fantasy world, which began in the Toronto suburbs where he grew up – and spread to London

This is how it is. The British tabloids will stop prejudicing domestic trails and turn their attention to foreigners. The Mirror realises that a Canadian suspect might not travel, so it reminds readers that Magnotta lived for while in London. And, no, he was not arrested in the UK, and never did murder anyone.

Back then, in 1993, he was a painfully shy 11-year-old who retreated into a fantasy world to forget his nightmarish home life. In a bid to impress his disbelieving classmates, he spun incredibly outlandish tales – something he continued to do long after leaving school. As an adult, he’d lie about being the lover of Canada’s most notorious female killer.

That killer is Karla Homolka. And as Magnotta said in 2007:

“I am not dating Karla Homolka.”

Undeterred by that fact, the Mirror ploughs on:

According to police, he killed and mutilated gay lover Lin Jun, then ate his flesh with a knife and fork. He also filmed it all and later posted the sick video online.

This site says:

He allegedly ate pieces of flesh with a knife and fork similar to a scene from Silence of the Lambs.

Has any hack seen the video 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick, the tape purporting to show Lin’s murder and that cannibalism?

This blogger says he has:

His flesh was not eaten with a knife and fork. ****** takes a knife and fork to the man’s ass (in a pathetically inept manner, I might add) and, when he finally succeeds in obtaining a chunk of fat, he goes off screen with it and shortly returns with his pet (possibly a puppy, it is hard to tell because of the video quality). He lets it nibble at the stump of the right leg. This brings me to my most blog-relevant point. It was a large piece of ass-fat. I mean…really. If the dude succeeded in eating that without gagging, I’d be very surprised. I would be similarly surprised if he even tried. It has been noted in many articles that the man got his start by posting videos on the internet such videos as Christmas Python (in which a python consumes a kitten). The man obviously enjoys the attention he gets from feeding his pets. I am 99.999999999% certain he was merely cutting off a piece to feed another pet, not so that he himself could eat it.

Another writers on a site called The Secualarity offers:

When I say those crazy Canadians are at it again, this time I mean it. Luka Magnotta [allegedly] murdered Justin Lin, a student, with an ice-pick, a knife and fork, had intercourse with the stump, let his rabbit lick it, then preceded to shove a wine bottle up the corpse’s orifice. Mind you, he did this all on tape and uploaded it to the internet. The video was pulled so quick from most major sites, that some speculate it doesn’t exist. Believe me it does.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail finds something to blame for Jun Lin ‘s murder. No, not the killer:

Canadian ‘Cannibal killer’ suspect Luka Magnotta is believed to have been inspired by a violent video game starring Christopher Walken as a futuristic serial killer called Vince Magnotta who is addicted to butchering his victims.

Believed by whom?

Hollywood actor Walken starred in the 1996 video game Ripper, a gruesome adventure which sees a brutal serial killer terrorising New York in the year 2040.

And this would be the game in which Christopher Walken plays not the killer, rather Detective Vince Magnotta? It would be, yes. Luka Magnotta is 29. In 1996, when the game came out he would have been aged 13.

Techdirt picks up on news that without the internet, Magnotta would not have committed his crimes. An expert knows:

Without the web, “the butcher of Montreal would not exist,” Mr. de Boni concludes. “This killer character is a narcissistic and deviant avatar, one of many virtual identities he invented in order to create celebrity.”

An ex-lover tells the Ottawa Citizen:

“I didn’t trust him, cause there was something about him that gave me the creeps. I’m glad I broke up with him, ‘cause he could have killed me, and chopped me up in pieces,” she said.

Meanwhile, MSBN asks:

Did Canada’s alleged cannibal killer Luka Magnotta strike in LA?

The remains of Hervey Medellin, 66, were found by the famous Hollywood sign. Says Los Angeles police spokesman Officer Lyle Knight:

“The body parts are the common denominator here. That’s why our investigators want to talk to the Canadians. We want to know if his whereabouts included Hollywood because we understand he was in the acting field and Hollywood being the acting and movie mecca, we want to know.”

As Magnotta is linked to every unsolved murder in the Western hemisphere, Canada’s Star newspaper asks:

Luka Rocco Magnotta: Is accused killer a ‘psychopath?’

Experts arrive to state:

“They can be very nice guys and powerfully persuasive, the kind of guy you want to have a beer with,” says Gregg McCrary, a former FBI agent…

Michael Woodworth, associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, said it’s not yet clear whether Magnotta is a psychopath…

“Saying he has narcissistic personality disorder, that would not be a stretch,” he said. “That’s as clear as water.”…

The paper concludes:

What experts can agree on is that more information is needed, especially about Magnotta’s childhood…

Back, then, to the Daily Mirror:

His upbringing was certainly brutal – and at least one of his relatives always suspected there was something seriously wrong. An aunt, who asked not to be identified, said: “He is a nut job – he was a time bomb waiting to explode.” His parents – Anna Yourkin and Donald Newman – were just teenagers when he was born and they split up soon after. Eric was then brought up mainly by his domineering granny Phyllis Yourkin. Beatings were common and Eric – the eldest of three – took the brunt of his grandmother’s temper.

What else do we know?

…at 12 he hurled a chair at a teacher.

And… Nothing. That’s it. The aunt adds:

“He is mentally ill. He has delusions of grandeur. He concocts stories and they, in turn, become fact in his mind. This family, from the head down, is very dysfunctional. The essence of this whole story is parenting – or the lack of  it. The grandmother is very controlling, and if you have a submissive personality, she will do what she wants.”

Good to know that Magnotta has a caring aunt to watch his back.

The last word is with another expert:

Criminal profiler Lee Mellor has written a book on 60 Canadian serial killers. He says the alleged Cannibal Killer is a text-book example of a child starved of affection, who goes from making up stories to harming helpless animals to murder. And he said it was likely there were other victims waiting to be discovered. He warned: “I would not be surprised to find that Magnotta was responsible for at least one or two previous homicides.”

Or three or four. Or why not five or six. Or why not wait until the trial starts and the facts emerge..?

Full story here.

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