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German Police Arrest Alleged Murderer Dubbed 'Canadian Psycho'

Police photo of Luka Rocco Magnotta
Police photo of Luka Rocco Magnotta
German police have arrested a murder suspect dubbed the "Canadian Psycho" by the media for allegedly dismembering his homosexual lover and mailing body parts to Canadian politicians.

Witnesses say Luka Rocco Magnotta simply said, "You got me," when police arrested him Monday after someone recognized him in a Berlin Internet cafe. Interpol had issued a "red notice" for him, its highest alert.

Canadian authorities say Magnotta fled Montreal for France last week and took a bus to Berlin.

He is wanted for allegedly murdering his Chinese lover, Jun Lin, with a pick axe, dismembering the body, and posting a video of the grisly killing on the Internet.

Canadian police say he mailed Jun's foot to the headquarters of the ruling Conservative Party. Police found Jun's hand in a package in a post office and a janitor found the victim's torso in a suitcase behind Magnotta's Montreal apartment.

Magnotta is in a Berlin jail awaiting possible extradition to Canada.

Canadian media say Magnotta had changed his name numerous times and frequently wore heavy make-up and other disguises. They say he appeared in pornographic films and might be responsible for other crimes, including killing kittens and posting the video online.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.
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