June 18, 2012 / 2:58 PM / 5 years ago

Accused man in cannabilism murder returns to Canada

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A porn movie actor accused of first-degree murder in connection with the killing, dismembering and cannibalizing of a Chinese student in Montreal was flown back to Canada on Monday from Germany, where he was arrested.

Luka Rocco Magnotta appears on Interpol's website on June 5, 2012. REUTERS/Interpol/Handout

Canadian suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, accused of killing student Jun Lin and sending his feet and hands in the mail to two Canadian political parties and two Vancouver schools, was deported two weeks after his arrest in a Berlin cyber cafe.

A Canadian military plane carrying Magnotta, in the custody of Montreal police, touched down in Montreal at about 7 p.m. EDT (1200 GMT).

“Our government’s cooperation with the international community has led to this individual being swiftly returned to face justice,” said Canadian Justice Minister Rob Nicholson.

He thanked Germany for its “swift and decisive action” in extraditing Magnotta, who was to be taken to a Montreal prison.

DNA tests have linked the mailed hands and feet with that of a decomposing torso found stuffed into a suitcase in an alley near Magnotta’s Montreal apartment, police said.

The victim’s head has not been found.

Police found a bloody mattress and pools of blood on the floor and in the refrigerator of Magnotta’s apartment.

They have linked the murder to an online video showing a man stabbing another man repeatedly and then cutting off his arms, legs and head before eating part of the body.

Police have said Magnotta and Lin knew each other.

Magnotta did not fight extradition to Canada.

Reporting by Randall Palmer; Editing by Peter Galloway and Christopher Wilson

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