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Germany extradites Canadian murder suspect

Germany has extradited a man suspected in a Canadian murder case. The Canadian porn actor will stand trial for the alleged murder and dismemberment of a Chinese student.

Germany has extradited the Canadian porn actor suspected in the murder and dismemberment of a student in Montreal.

"Luka Rocco Magnotta was removed from Berlin by a Canadian military transport in the custody of the Montreal police (SPVM)," Canadian Attorney General Rob Nicholson said.

Magnotta is alleged to have killed student Jun Lin in the night between May 24 and 25, 2012, and sent his body parts to Canadian political parties and schools.

Investigators claim Magnotta posted a gruesome video online linked to the crime.

A 10-day international manhunt ensued before the 29-year-old Magnotta was picked up in an internet café in Berlin.

Canadian authorities say Magnotta will face charges of first-degree murder and committing indignities to a body.

He may also be charged with publishing and mailing obscene matter to Canadian politicians.

Canadian police confirmed that Magnotta arrived at Montreal's Mirabel Airport late on Monday evening.

tm/slk (AFP, AP, Reuters)