Canadian fugitive Luka Rocco Magnotta is expected to make his first court appearance in Berlin today, a day after an international manhunt ended with his capture in the German capital.
The appearance is expected to start the potentially protracted process to extradite the 29-year-old porn actor back to Montreal, where he faces charges in the grisly slaying and dismemberment of a Chinese national who was studying at Concordia University.
Magnotta faces five charges, including first-degree murder, in the death of the Jun Lin.
He will be brought before a judge later today for a decision on a formal detention order, which would keep him in custody while proceedings continue. Such hearings must be held by the end of the day following a suspect’s arrest in Germany, and always take place behind closed doors.
Once a detention order is issued, German and…
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