Back in 2012, the world, but specifically Canada was shaken to its core when killer Luka Magnotta was on the loose. 8 years later, Netflix put out a documentary that reminded everyone of the horrifying story. While he may be in jail, these Luka Magnotta photos show how much he has changed while being locked up.
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If you're not familiar with the story, Luka Magnotta, whose real name is Eric Clinton Kirk Newman, was convicted of first-degree murder of Jun Lin back in 2014.
While the murder happened two years before that, Magnotta had fled the country and there was a worldwide manhunt for him according to the National Post.
He was not only convicted of the murder of Lin, but according to Global News, he was also charged with, "committing an indignity to a human body, publishing obscene material, criminally harassing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of Parliament, and mailing obscene and indecent material."
Netflix came out with a three-part docu-series on Magnotta titled, Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer, which was released on December 18, 2019. Since then, people have been wondering what his life is like in jail, and more specifically, what the 37-year-old looks like now.
The Scarborough native is almost unrecognizable since he was put in jail in 2014. You can view the shocking photos below.
According to the YouTube video posted by an account named Lexa Vega, the above love notes scatter the former model's jail cell in Port-Cartier Prison, Quebec.
It's not certain if these posters and love notes were given to him by his husband, Anthony Jolin.
In the same YouTube video, you can see there are photos of Marilyn Monroe throughout his jail cell as well.
According to CTV News, during his murder trial, Magnotta's former psychiatrist Dr. Renee Roy testified against him. During her time on the stand, she revealed he "hated his life, wondered why he had been born and claimed he often heard directly from Marilyn Monroe".
In the photo above, the prisoner is standing next to an unfamiliar face at Port-Cartier Prison.
Back in 2015 Magnotta signed up for Canadian Inmates Connect Inc., which is a dating site according to CBC. Melissa Fazzina, who created the website, confirmed to CBC the inmates do not have internet access.
Fazzina told the news outlet that "Magnotta sent the information to her" through a contact and "the application and $35 fee arrived via regular mail".
In the above photo, you can see a few notes and another photo of the late actress. According to the YouTube video, the quote above Magnotta reads, "Your opinion means absolutely nothing to me."
Magnotta poses here with Jonathan Lafrance-Rivard, who is a convicted pedophile according to the Montreal Gazette.
It's unclear why both inmates are wearing casual clothing, but according to CityNews, every province has a different policy.