Luka Magnotta set for video court appearance today after return from Germany

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MONTREAL — Montreal police say Luka Rocco Magnotta is scheduled to appear in court today by video conference after being returned to Canada from Germany aboard a military plane.

The 29-year-old murder suspect was shackled and taken into custody at Mirabel airport north of Montreal on Monday night.

Magnotta, a porn actor and prostitute, is wanted in connection with last month’s killing and dismemberment of Montreal university student Jun Lin.

Magnotta, who became the target of an international manhunt, was arrested in a Berlin Internet cafe while apparently reading news stories about himself.

A motorcade of vehicles with flashing lights rolled out to meet Magnotta at Mirabel and a half-dozen men escorted him off the plane and into an unmarked minivan.

Lin’s torso was found inside a suitcase in an alley, and his hands and feet were mailed to the offices of political parties in Ottawa and schools in Vancouver.

DNA tests have confirmed all the body parts belong to Lin, a Chinese national studying computer science at Concordia University.

Organizations: Montreal university, Concordia University

Geographic location: MONTREAL, Germany, Canada Berlin Ottawa

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