Luka Magnotta sues the federal government in court
Convicted murderer Luka Magnotta is taking the federal government to court to forcibly move him out of a maximum-security prison in Quebec to a medium-security facility.
Magnotta is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in the 2012 murder of Chinese student Jun Lin in Montreal. The grisly murder, with acts of bodily destruction and cannibalism captured on video and posted online, has made international headlines.
In documents filed in Federal Court on Monday, Magnotta’s attorney said the Canadian Correction Service in June denied his request for a transfer from the Port-Cartier Maximum Privacy Institute on the north coast of Quebec but has yet to issue a verdict on the lawsuit he filed over the ruling.
The application says Magnotta has been told that a decision on the appeal will not be made until May 2022, even though the Repair and Release Act requires “an efficient and fast complaint procedure.” quickly.”
Magnotta’s application requires the service to release all documents related to the claim.
Lin’s dismembered body parts were sent to federal politicians. A package containing a foot was received at the Conservative Party headquarters in Ottawa.
The case sparked a global manhunt for Magnotta, who was eventually arrested at an internet cafe in Berlin, Germany in June 2012.
At trial, he admitted to the murder but was not criminally responsible due to his mental disorder. Magnotta, now 39, was convicted in December 2014 and sentenced to life in prison ineligible for parole for 25 years.