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No 'Get Out of Jail COVID Free' Card for Canadian Murderer Luka Magnotta

Friday May 15, 2020

Luke Magnotta's mugshot
Luke Magnotta's mugshot  

Don't expect to see "cannibal porn star" out of jail Luka Magnotta any time soon.

On Wednesday, the Correctional Service of Canada told the gossip website TMZ that there was no way, no how, that Magnotta, 37, would get a slide, reports the Toronto Sun.

Earlier this week, the British news outlet the Daily Mail reported that Magnotta could be released because of COVID-19 infections in the high security facility where he's imprisoned. At present, there are 15 cases of COVID-19 in inmates, with 11 making a full recovery. Another 15 prison employees tested positive. There have been no deaths.

"Mr. Magnotta is not eligible, under law, for any form of parole," CSC told TMZ in a statement.

Magnotta, the Toronto Sun adds, "won't be eligible for parole until June 4, 2034 — and him receiving it is highly doubtful."

"CSC says it's only looking to possibly release low-level offenders who wouldn't necessarily pose a risk to the public if they're granted supervised home arrest. That ain't Luka, obviously ... the guy was convicted of killing and dismembering international student Jun Lin, after an international manhunt," writes TMZ.

He was convicted of murdering Jun, a 33-year-old computer engineering student from China. He filmed the murder, dismembered the body, and mailed his feet and hands to the headquarters of Canada's Conservative and Liberal Parties, as well as to two elementary schools. "He also shockingly filmed himself eating his victim," reported the Daily Mail.

Magnotta's story is chronicled in the three-part Netflix story that follows the search for his identity after the cat videos first appeared in 2012. "The series documents internet sleuths' search for the man in the videos, which turned into a world-wide manhunt after Magnotta escalated his crimes," reported Esquire in a story about Magnotta and the series.

While imprisoned Magnotta wed inmate Anthony Jolin, also imprisoned on a murder charge, whom he met on a dating site aimed for inmates. The pair are allowed conjugal visits, "When you are a de facto partner with someone, technically you are entitled to private family trailers. So spend three days with your spouse," former inmate and social reintegration worker Daniel Benson told the Canadian newsite TVA.

But, he added:

"I do not want to make any value judgment on Mr. Magnotta, but with the offense he committed ... leaving that person alone with his spouse unattended for 2-3 days, I have a certain (unease)."

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