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Murder suspect Magnotta ordered held pending extradition to Canada

Denis Mainville, of the Montreal police major crimes unit, speaks to reporters at a news conference about the arrest of Luka Rocco Magnotta, who is the main suspect in the killing of Chinese student Jun Lin in Montreal on June 5, 2012. A Berlin court has ordered the suspect in the slaying and dismembering of a Chinese student in Montreal be held in pre-extradition custody as his likely return to Canada edges closer, authorities said Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
June 13, 2012 - 4:52 AM

BERLIN - German authorities say a Berlin court has ordered the suspect in the slaying and dismembering of a Chinese student in Montreal be held in pre-extradition custody as his likely return to Canada edges closer.

Berlin state court spokesman Tobias Kaehne said today the court made its decision at the end of last week that there was enough evidence to keep Luka Magnotta behind bars pending extradition.

Berlin prosecutors' spokesman Martin Steltner says his office now needs to ask the German justice and foreign ministries to sign off on the extradition.

Magnotta was captured last week at a Berlin Internet cafe.

Investigators suspect Magnotta, 29, of killing Jun Lin, 33, and posting a video online.

He has said he won’t fight extradition.

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