Following the murder of Jun Lin in 2012, Canadian Luka Magnotta was sentenced to life in prison after a hearing in 2014. The murder took place after Magnotta posted a Craigslist ad declaring interest in a casual hookup; an attractive proposition to Lin.
Sickeningly though, Magnotta killed Lin, filming the process and sharing it online. Along with the video of Lin’s devastating murder, Magnotta would also share video of himself killing animals, which led to an online movement to stop his evil acts.
Dubbed the “Kitten Vacuumer”, Facebook groups were launched to serve justice to Magnotta – real name Eric Kirk Newman – and eventually he was caught and imprisoned.
Awaiting parole in 2039, Magnotta is apparently living in luxury as 2015 letters obtained by Toronto Sun, written by the murderer, explained that prison life was not dissimilar to that of university life, with doors open 90% of the time.
He also wrote:
“I just bought Celine Dion’s album and a lot of others. I have a stereo and a portable for when I suntan outside.”
Along with that, Magnotta seems to have found love as in 2017, he reportedly married Anthony Jolin, who is also a convicted killer in the same prison.
Despite being married, Magnotta and Jolin are not allowed to spend any time alone together.
At the time of their marriage, Daniel Benson, a social integration worker at Pont-Cartier Penitentiary told TVA Nouvelles: “I do not want to make any value judgement on Mr. Magnotta, but with the offence he committed… leaving that person alone with his spouse unattended for two to three days, I have a certain [unease].”
The Netflix true crime season is one of many launched in recent times as The Devil Next Door was released back in November.
The five-part series resurrects the disturbing true story of “family man” John Demjanjuk, aka “Ivan the Terrible”.
In the 1980s, Demjanjuk was a retired Ukrainian-American mechanic living out his golden year with his family in the suburbs of Cleveland. That all came to a screeching halt when a group of Holocaust survivors identified Demjanjuk’s as “Ivan the Terrible” from a Nazi identity card.
“Ivan the Terrible” was a notoriously cruel, Nazi death camp guard who tortured and killed nearly one million Jewish prisoners during World War II. Following the accusation, 66-year-old Demjanjuk was immediately extradited to Israel to stand trial for crimes against humanity.
During the course of the trial in the late ’80s, Israel became transfixed by the story of John Demjanjuk aka “Ivan the Terrible” and “a media frenzy” soon turned Jerusalem on its head as “the trial of the century” progressed.
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