Germany extradites Canadian dismemberment suspect
BERLIN (Reuters) - Canadian murder suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta has been extradited and put on a plane to Canada, the public prosecutor's office in Berlin said on Monday.
"I can confirm that Magnotta is now on a plane on his way to Canada. He left Berlin one hour ago. The German government has authorized the extradition so the extradition has taken place," Martin Steltner, a spokesman for the prosecutors, said.
Police arrested porn actor Magnotta, 29, in a Berlin Internet cafe earlier this month after Interpol had issued a "red notice," its highest type of warning.
He faces first-degree murder charges in Canada over the killing of Chinese student Jun Lin, 32, in Montreal.
(Reporting by Elisa Oddone; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Stephen Brown)
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