It's been four years since anyone in the public has heard from Luka Magnotta after he was convicted for the 2012 murder and dismemberment of a 33-year-old exchange student from China named Lin. Since then, Magnotta has stayed quiet while serving his life sentence. That is until his mother published a book about him.
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Titled "My Son The Killer," the book details Magnotta's story from the perspective of Magnotta, his mother and co-writer Brian Whitney. The publishing of the book resulted in Magnotta speaking publicly to Whitney for the first time since his sentencing, claiming that he lied in court when he went along with pleading not criminally responsible.
Magnotta told Whitney, "it's very annoying, I never wanted anything to do with the NCR defence." At the time of his 2014 trial, Magnotta's lawyer claimed he was schizophrenic and heard voices in his head in an attempt to lessen his sentence.
In the end, the jury didn't believe the claim. One life sentence and four years later, Magnotta now admits they had been right all along. Claiming "I had no mental illness whatsoever. I had to go with it, even though I didn't want to, but my lawyers pressured me into it, I told the doctors I had no mental illness. Even now in prison, I take no medications but the lawyers said our only chance was to go with the NCR defence." Now, according to Whitney, he wishes he had told the story [his] way."
Since he was put in jail, Magnotta has been doing painting classes, practicing language studies and taking part in jail community activities such as movie nights. He even got married to a fellow inmate this past June. While at one point he was estranged from his mother, he apparently is now back to talking with her nearly "every day and she visits regularly." Even after she was "incredibly traumatized by what he did, she loves him unconditionally."
The media proclaimed him a "narcissist" at the time of the murder, due to the number of times Magnotta looked at himself in the mirror during the 10-minute music video he uploaded showing the attack. Now, with the tell-all book officially out, he finally has his name out yet again. Whether you decide to buy it for $13 is up to you.
Source: Toronto Sun