It's been almost eight years now since the brutal murder of Lin Jun shook Canadians to their core. However, with Netflix's release of their 3-part docu-series depicting the online manhunt for killer Luka Magnotta, people are getting a perspective on the trial that they've never had before. However, are they receiving all of the information? Luka Magnotta's Netflix documentary series left out so many important details. 


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The series took a different approach in telling the tale of his crimes and eventual conviction. Instead of interviewing detectives and investigators assigned to the case, the story was told from the perspective of amateur internet sleuths who were thrown off by the killer's original cat-torturing videos. 

Set on a mission to get this internet cat abuser charged and convicted, they found themselves in the middle of a game run by a sadistic attention seeker.

When a new video was uploaded and the forum realized it was footage of a human male this time and not a cat, the authorities finally took the threat seriously and the manhunt began. 

However, with a documentary that focused almost solely on the torturing of animals, details involving Jun Lin's actual murder were left out.  

The series recounts how, in a gruesome attempt at attention, the murderer sent dismembered body parts of Jun Lin to political offices in Canada, but that wasn't the end of that story. 

Body parts were also sent to elementary schools across the country and found in a Montreal park. 

Victim Jun Lin was also skimmed over during the docu-series. He was portrayed as a responsive craigslist user looking to hook-up with Magnotta, but there was much more to the story. 

Lin was a Chinese international student, studying at Montreal's Concordia University. His death caused years of government apprehension of other international students looking to study in North America. 

Finally, details about the killer himself were left out of the trial recount. In a 2014 report, it was said he had been hearing voices since the age of 17 and had been previously treated for mental illness. No history of mental illness besides depression due to bullying had been accounted for in the documentary, however.  

While Don't F*ck With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer, put a spin on true crime stories by depicting what type of hunting can be done on the Internet, important details involving the actual case were omitted. 


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