Authors: Joshua Cohan
(MONTREAL) -- Luka Magnotta, the Canadian porn actor accused of murdering, mutilating and eating his lover, was extradited back to Montreal from Germany Monday aboard a Canadian Royal Air Force jet.
The Canadian justice department confirmed that Magnotta was transported on a military aircraft and is now in the custody of the Montreal Police Department, or SVMP.
“Our government’s cooperation with the international community has led to this individual being swiftly returned to face justice. It is important that Canadians can have confidence that those who are accused of serious crimes will face the full force of the law,” the ministry said in a statement.
Magnotta was arrested on June 4 in a Berlin Internet café, days after police believe he videotaped the murder of Jun Lin, mutilated his body and mailed his hands and feet to government offices and schools.
Magnotta, charged with first-degree murder, was for a time considered a priority fugitive by Interpol. He did not fight extradition and quickly admitted his identity when confronted by police in Germany, telling them, “OK, you got me.”
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