Canadian murder suspect for court


Canadian Luka Rocco Magnotta, suspected of murdering and dismembering a Chinese student in Montreal, is due to appear in court in Berlin later today.

Mr Magnotta (29) was arrested in an internet cafe in an internet cafe in the Neukoelln district in the German capital yesterday afternoon.

Interpol issued an arrest warrant last week for Mr Magnotta, who faces first degree murder charges over the videotaped death of the student, whose body parts were mailed to political parties in the Canadian capital Ottawa.

He is believed to have entered France on May 26th, and French police had been investigating thousands of reported sightings. They alerted German police yesterday that he was headed for Berlin on a Eurolines coach.

Mr Magnotta was found in a cafe on Karl Marx Strasse, a busy shopping street running through the multi-cultural south-Berlin district, which is home to numerous Turkish and Lebanese cafes and snack bars.

German television quoted the owner of the cafe as saying that Mr Magnotta had spent an hour surfing the internet before police entered and took him into custody.

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