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French police hunt Canadian porn star over grisly murder

Reuters/Montreal Police/Handout

French police are said to be hunting for a Canadian porn star suspected of the grisly murder and dismemberment of his boyfriend after Canadian police revealed he had fled North America and bought a plane ticket to Paris last weekend. 

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Interpol has posted the picture and profile of Luka Rocco Magnotta, aged-29, who is being sought over the killing which first came to light after a human foot was sent to the headquarters of Canada's ruling Conservative Party.

A hand was later found in the mail at an Ottawa post office, and a torso was discovered in Montreal. Police believe the remains belong to a man who was dating Magnotta and that Magnotta is to blame.

A gruesome video of the murder is also circulating online despite police efforts to take it down.

The video shows a man repeatedly stab another man with an ice pick and dismember him, as a song from the soundtrack of the film American Psycho plays in the background.

Police have not said whether there was evidence of sexual assault on the victim.

Several websites describe Magnotta as a washed-up porn star and hustler, who allegedly posted videos online of himself torturing kittens.

Online reports also said Magnotta once dated Karla Homolka, who was convicted in 1991 of manslaughter following a plea bargain in the rape and murder of two teenage girls and her sister.

 

 

 

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