Mario Magnotta http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37408/all en 'Canadian Psycho' lawyers to ask for closed hearing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/canadian-psycho-lawyers-ask-closed-hearing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lawyers for a man accused of a gruesome killing and dubbed the "the Canadian Psycho" will ask a judge to ban the public from his preliminary hearing scheduled to start next week, the defense told AFP on Monday.</p> <p>A court document in the case of Luka Rocco Magnotta, obtained from the defense, does not explain the reasons for wanting to keep the public out of the proceedings, except to say "the ends of justice will be best served by doing so."</p> <p>The rest of the paragraph is partially blacked out but appears to point to Magnotta taking medication for a history of mental illness.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/canadian-psycho-lawyers-ask-closed-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Luka Rocco Magnotta Mario Magnotta AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 20:16:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773200 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Canadian Psycho' in court for pre-trial hearing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/canadian-psycho-court-pre-trial-hearing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The most high-profile Canadian criminal case in years lands in a Montreal court on Monday as a former porn actor appears to face charges of slaying and dismembering a Chinese student.</p> <p>Luka Rocco Magnotta, 30, made worldwide headlines last year after allegedly filming himself murdering his victim and performing lewd acts with the body before posting the footage online.</p> <p>Monday marks the start of a preliminary hearing, in which a judge decides whether there is enough evidence to prosecute.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/canadian-psycho-court-pre-trial-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Mario Magnotta Psycho Technology AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 06:15:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779364 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Canadian Psycho' in court for pre-trial hearing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/canadian-psycho-court-pre-trial-hearing-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The most high-profile Canadian criminal case in years landed in a Montreal court on Monday as a former porn actor appeared to face charges of slaying and dismembering a Chinese student.</p> <p>Luka Rocco Magnotta, 30, made worldwide headlines last year after allegedly filming himself murdering his victim and performing lewd acts with the body before posting the images online.</p> <p>He arrived escorted by prison guards for the start of a preliminary hearing, in which a judge decides whether there is enough evidence to prosecute.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/canadian-psycho-court-pre-trial-hearing-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Film Mario Magnotta Technology AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:16:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779735 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Canadian Psycho' case open to media, judge rules http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/canadian-judge-rejects-total-media-ban-dismemberment-case Magnotta, the so-called Canadian Psycho, accused of murdering Chinese student Jun Lin.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/canadian-judge-rejects-total-media-ban-dismemberment-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal procedure Mario Magnotta Technology Trial Canada Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters and GlobalPost 5781109 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Canadian Psycho' case adjourned http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/canadian-psycho-case-adjourned <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A preliminary hearing into the case of a Canadian former porn actor accused of murdering and dismembering a Chinese man was adjourned until April 8 here Thursday, court officials said.</p> <p>A Montreal court has been sitting since March 11 to assess evidence against Luka Rocco Magnotta, who is accused of butchering student Lin Jun last May and posting footage of the killing on the Internet.</p> <p>The court has heard pre-trial testimony from more than 20 witnesses since the hearings began, mostly police officers and experts, while viewing photographs and video.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/canadian-psycho-case-adjourned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mario Magnotta Technology AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:01:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5790271 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Canadian Psycho' to stand trial for first-degree murder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/canadian-psycho-stand-trial-first-degree-murder-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Canadian ex-porn actor will stand trial for premeditated murder in the grisly killing and dismemberment of a 33-year-old Chinese student, a judge ruled Friday.</p> <p>Sufficient evidence was heard during a preliminary hearing to warrant prosecuting Luka Rocco Magnotta for the murder of Lin Jun in May, Court of Quebec Judge Lori Renee Weitzman said.</p> <p>A trial date will be set on April 29.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/canadian-psycho-stand-trial-first-degree-murder-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Luka Rocco Magnotta Mario Magnotta AFP Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:32:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5814440 at http://www.globalpost.com Luka Rocco Magnotta to stand trial in September 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/luka-magnotta-stand-trial-fall-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MONTREAL - The trial of accused killer Luka Rocco Magnotta will begin in September 2014, more than two years after his arrest in the death of university student Jun Lin.</p> <p>Magnotta appeared Monday in a Montreal courtroom, where his jury trial was set for Sept. 15, 2014. It is scheduled to last six to eight weeks.</p> <p>Defence lawyer Luc Leclair requested an earlier start date and even asked the judge whether April 2014 would be a possibility. Justice Andre Vincent replied that nothing was available before September.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/luka-magnotta-stand-trial-fall-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Jack the Ripper in fiction Juries Jury Labor Law Legal procedure Luka Magnotta Luka Rocco Magnotta Mario Magnotta Politics Ripper Trial The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:01:24 +0000 The Canadian Press 5827787 at http://www.globalpost.com Timeline of events in the Luka Magnotta case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/timeline-events-the-luka-magnotta-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A timeline of events in the case of Luka Rocco Magnotta, who will stand trial in September 2014 for first-degree murder in the dismemberment slaying of Jun Lin.</p> <p>—2011</p> <p>July: Chinese student Jun Lin arrives in Montreal.</p> <p>—2012</p> <p>May 24: Lin last seen by friends.</p> <p>May 25: Neighbour spots porn actor and model Luka Rocco Magnotta carrying box to post office.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/timeline-events-the-luka-magnotta-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Luka Rocco Magnotta Mario Magnotta Politics Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:30:06 +0000 The Canadian Press 5827983 at http://www.globalpost.com Timeline of events in the Luka Magnotta case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130526/timeline-events-the-luka-magnotta-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A timeline of events in the case of Luka Rocco Magnotta, who will stand trial in September 2014 for first-degree murder in the dismemberment slaying of Jun Lin.</p> <p>_2011</p> <p>July: Chinese student Jun Lin arrives in Montreal.</p> <p>_2012</p> <p>May 24: Lin last seen by friends.</p> <p>May 25: Neighbour spots porn actor and model Luka Rocco Magnotta carrying box to post office.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130526/timeline-events-the-luka-magnotta-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Luka Rocco Magnotta Mario Magnotta Politics Technology The Canadian Press Sun, 26 May 2013 20:30:11 +0000 The Canadian Press 5846532 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada police charge website owner alleged to have posted murder video http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130717/canada-police-charge-website-owner-alleged-have-posted-murder-v <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - A Canadian faces the rare charge of corrupting morals after allegedly posting a grisly snuff video on a website that specializes in graphic, violent, racist videos, police in Edmonton, Alberta, said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Staff Sergeant Bill Clark told a televised news conference that Mark Marek, 38, had cooperated with police after they tracked him down after a year-long investigation into how the video, allegedly from accused murderer Luka Magnotta, reached the <a href="http://www.bestgore.com" title="www.bestgore.com">www.bestgore.com</a> website.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130717/canada-police-charge-website-owner-alleged-have-posted-murder-v" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mario Magnotta Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:34:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5886707 at http://www.globalpost.com Website owner charged over grisly video at centre of Magnotta case granted bail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130719/website-owner-charged-over-grisly-video-at-centre-magnotta-c <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EDMONTON - The owner of a website that posted a grisly video at the centre of the Luka Magnotta murder case has been granted bail but won't be allowed to use the Internet.</p> <p>A judge ordered that Mark Marek, who operates bestgore.com, be released from the Edmonton Remand Centre on Thursday on $7,500 cash bail.</p> <p>Police charged Marek on Tuesday with one count of corrupting morals, a rarely used offence in the Criminal Code.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130719/website-owner-charged-over-grisly-video-at-centre-magnotta-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bail Criminal law Mario Magnotta Mark Marek Social Issues Technology The Canadian Press Fri, 19 Jul 2013 06:08:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 5887627 at http://www.globalpost.com Website owner charged over grisly video in Magnotta case rearrested in Edmonton http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130726/website-owner-charged-over-grisly-video-magnotta-case-rearre <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EDMONTON - Police in Edmonton say they have arrested a website owner who faces charges over a grisly video at the centre of the Luka Magnotta murder case.</p> <p>A warrant was issued Thursday for Mark Marek on a charge of breaching conditions of his bail, which a judge granted last week.</p> <p>Police say the 38-year-old was picked up at a gas station after they received a tip that led them to a nearby Edmonton-area storage facility.</p> <p>Marek was originally charged with one count of corrupting morals for allegedly posting a video from Magnotta while knowing it depicted a real killing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130726/website-owner-charged-over-grisly-video-magnotta-case-rearre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mario Magnotta Technology The Canadian Press Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:03:35 +0000 The Canadian Press 5895072 at http://www.globalpost.com Judge to rule Friday on Crown motion to question Magnotta witnesses in Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140206/crown-magnotta-case-seeking-authorization-question-witnesses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MONTREAL - The judge overseeing the case of accused murderer Luka Rocco Magnotta will rule Friday on whether he'll accept a Crown motion to have witnesses questioned in France and Germany.</p> <p>Quebec Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer said he'll decide whether to OK the request, which would entail taking evidence from witnesses who don't actually attend a Canadian court.</p> <p>Magnotta's trial in the May 2012 death of Concordia University student Jun Lin is scheduled to take place this coming September.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140206/crown-magnotta-case-seeking-authorization-question-witnesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Extradition Mario Magnotta Politics The Canadian Press Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:01:34 +0000 The Canadian Press 6063558 at http://www.globalpost.com Witnesses to be questioned in Europe over 'Canadian Psycho' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140207/witnesses-be-questioned-europe-over-canadian-psycho <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Witnesses will be heard in France and Germany in the case of a Canadian ex-porn actor accused of premeditated murder in the grisly killing and dismemberment of a Chinese student, officials said Friday.</p> <p>Luka Rocco Magnotta, 31, is due in court September 15 after pleading not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges, including committing indignities to a body and harassing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140207/witnesses-be-questioned-europe-over-canadian-psycho" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fiction Mario Magnotta Technology AFP Sat, 08 Feb 2014 01:48:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6064753 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian accused of dismembering Chinese student set for trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140829/canadian-accused-dismembering-chinese-student-set-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Allison Lampert</p> <p>MONTREAL (Reuters) - A Canadian man accused of murdering and dismembering a Chinese student in Montreal in 2012 requested the identity of his family remain secret ahead of what is expected to be one of the most grisly and sensational murder trials in Canadian history.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140829/canadian-accused-dismembering-chinese-student-set-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mario Magnotta Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:01:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6243776 at http://www.globalpost.com