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Extradition of Magnotta edges forward after court orders him held behind bars

FILE-This file photo provided by the Montreal Police Service shows Luka Rocco Magnotta. The family of a Chinese student who was killed and dismembered in Canada said they are deeply troubled by his death but have been moved by the outpouring of sympathy and charity. Jun Lin's family arrived in Montreal last week. The family said in a statement made public late Monday June 11, 2012 that Lin was "the pride for our whole family clan." Magnotta is accused of killing Lin. (AP Photo/Montreal Police Service via The Canadian Press)

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 Wednesday the court made its decision at the end of last week that there was enough evidence to keep Luka Rocco 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, 29, was captured last week at a Berlin Internet cafe. Investigators suspect Magnotta of killing student Jun Lin and posting a video online showing him having sex with the dismembered corpse.

He has said he won't fight extradition.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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