The Luka Magnotta Story
Luka Rocco Magnotta (born Eric Clinton Newman, July 24, 1982) first came into the international spotlight on May 31st, 2012 after a dismembered torso was found in Montreal outside his apartment. That same day a severed foot and hand were delivered to politial parties in Ottawa. The murder was linked to a video entitled 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick, believed to have been posted by Magnotta on May 26th, showing the suspected murder, dismemberment, cannabalism and necrophilism. An international manhunt began as Magnotta was believed to have fled to Europe. Four days later on June 4th, Luka Magnotta was arrested at an internet cafe while looking at pictures and reading about himself online.
Luka Magnotta is suspected to be the same individual responsible for a series of kitten killing videos posted online in 2010 and 2011. Luka is known to have had dozens, if not hundreds, of online personas. Most of these personas were used for self-promotion in an attempt to bolster his own fame. Prior to the kitten and then human killing videos, Luka was known for a rumour (thought to have been created by himself) that he dated school-girl killer Karla Homolka. There are several videos of Luka doing auditons for reality TV shows and he posted dozens of photos of himself online.
Please click here for my insight into the story as it has unfolded so far.