We live in a sick world. Sure this is not breaking news, but sometimes I have a tendency to want to forget that this is true. Last week I read an article about a certain washed up gay porn star called Luca Rocco Magnotta. This sick puppy allegedly killed his boyfriend, videotaped the murder, then proceeded to cut the corpse into pieces and then mailed a hand and a foot to certain politicians in Canada. You may think this is the worst of it but you’d be wrong. The worst part of it is that, unbeknown to me, I actually was Facebook friends with this psycho, at least until I unfriended and block him.
Luca Rocco Magnotta also goes under the aliases of Vladimir Romanov or Mattia Del Santo, but his real name is Eric Clinton. It is believed that he killed his boyfriend, Jun Lin, while videotaping it and then uploaded the video to a certain snuff and gore website. The video shows a man with an ice pick stabbing another naked, bound man. He dismembers the corpse and then performs sexual acts with it which can only be described as horrifying.
If you have never been exposed to dead bodies or images thereof I strongly recommend that you do not search for this video or its images online. It is horrendous and you cannot unsee what you have seen. There were earlier signs that Luca was not mentally well. For nearly two years animal activists have been looking for a man who tortured and killed cats and then posted videos of this cruelty on YouTube. It wasn’t until Lin’s murder that Montreal police released a photo from one such video that clearly shows that it is Luca in these appalling videos.
Luca would take kittens and place them in a clear plastic bag and have them suffocate while he filmed them. He has drowned cats and kittens in videos and even fed a live kitten to a snake. Clearly, he is one demented individual who is cruel and have no respect for life. Lucas was a ticking time bomb whose natural progression would be from animals to humans and Lin tragically became his first human victim. So how did I learn that I was Facebook friends with such a sick and dangerous person?
Well, after reading the news reports of this ghastly murder I decided to search for Luca on Facebook. And lo and behold I found his profile and saw that we were friends. I was flabbergasted! I don’t ever recall accepting a friend request from him nor seeing any of his status updates. Was this really him? I wondered. So I started reading his timeline and to my further horror discovered it was indeed him. Even more interesting I saw that, even though he was the subject of a massive man hunt by Interpol, he updated his current location to Paris on Sunday at 18:39.
Not only is he a murderer he is stupid too. You know the world is looking for you but you go into an internet Café and then tell the world where you are. Maybe he wanted to get caught. I was tempted not to unfriend him as my professional curiosity urged me to wait and see what he was going to do next. But in the end I was overwhelmed with my utter disgust for this man and mortified that I was in any way connected to him. So I decided to unfriend and block him just in case he felt like fleeing to South Africa and decided to look me and hubby up. I will not look good dead and dismembered and I really never want to be featured on that disgusting snuff video website.
So in the absence of having sight of his status updates I followed the news closely. On Monday afternoon Luca was finally apprehended in Berlin. Naturally he was arrested at an internet Café reading news articles about himself. An employee of the Café recognized Luca and luckily the police were close by and Luca was arrested without any resistance. He will in all probability be extradited back to Canada where he will be charged with several offenses one of which will be first degree murder.
It is a pity Canada don’t carry out death penalties anymore. Luca seem to be a good candidate for execution when he is found guilty. Unless he can prove that he has a psychiatric disorder I don’t believe that he would be likely to be rehabilitated. After all he did write on his wall “Once you have tasted human blood there is no going back”. And I believe him. He will kill again if he is allowed to remain as a member of society.
Whether I have any other homicidal friends on Facebook, I do not know. It is just shocking when you read about a horrific crime and then later learn that you have the wanted murderer in your friendlist. It just once again goes to show how small the world has become due to social media. Now, not only can you reconnect with old school friends, you can be friends with Interpol's most wanted too.
Till next time.