The Canadian man accused of the killing and dismemberment of a Chinese student in Montreal last month, Luka Rocco Magnotta, has been extradited from Germany.
The Globe and Mail reported that Magnotta had boarded a Royal Canadian Air Force jet in the custody of Montreal police and officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The Airbus CC-150 Polaris was expected to land at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport by early evening, but AFP said that authorities were reserving the right to change the destination.
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The 29-year-old, dubbed the 'Canadian psycho,' was arrested in Berlin on June 4 after an international manhunt, and has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing and dismemberment of Montreal student Jun Lin, CBC says.
Lin's dismembered torso was found in a suitcase outside a Montreal apartment building last month. His hands and feet were mailed to the Conservative and Liberal party headquarters in the Canadian capital Ottawa and to two schools in Vancouver.
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The Toronto Sun quotes from a joint statement released by Canada's Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and Public Safety Minister Vic Toews which says: “Our government’s co-operation with the international community has led to this individual being swiftly returned to face justice. It is important that Canadians can have confidence that those who are accused of serious crimes will face the full force of the law.”
Once back in Canada, Magnotta will face charges of first degree murder, committing indignities to a body, publishing and mailing obscene material and criminally harassing Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of parliament, according to the National Post.