CANADA: Sadistic Killer Luka Magnotta Claims to Identify as a Woman, Moved to Lower Security Prison

A notorious sexually sadistic killer who fatally stabbed a man with a screwdriver during intercourse has recently been claiming to identify as a woman while incarcerated and was allowed to move from a maximum-security prison to a medium-security facility. Luka Magnotta, 41, born Eric Clinton Kirk Newman, brutally murdered Concordia University student Jun Lin in May 2012 after meeting him through Craigslist for a BDSM encounter.

Magnotta, a transvestite, male escort, and porn actor, has an extensive criminal history that includes disturbing incidents of animal abuse. The subject of a popular true crime documentary series titled “DON’T F*CK WITH CATS,” Magnotta had been sadistically torturing and killing kittens then posting the footage online in the years leading up to the murder. In a similar fashion, Magnotta recorded a snuff video of Lin’s slaying which depicted him dismembering the victim before performing acts of necrophilia and cannibalism.

After the killing, Magnotta dismembered Lin and mailed pieces of his corpse to both the national headquarters for both the Canadian Conservative Party and Liberal Party. Other packages sent to elementary schools contained Lin’s foot and hand.

On May 29, 2012, a man discovered Lin’s decomposing torso stuffed inside of a suitcase that had been left in a garbage pile behind an apartment in the Snowdon area of Montreal. Police quickly identified Magnotta as a suspect, but he had already fled, having purchased a round-trip ticket for a flight bound for Paris.

Three days later, Interpol issued a red notice calling for the arrest and extradition of Magnotta at the request of Canadian authorities. An international manhunt was conducted, with authorities being notified that Magnotta may have disguised himself as a woman.

On June 4, the deranged killer was arrested at an internet cafe in Berlin, where he was reading news stories about himself. Magnotta was ultimately sentenced to life in prison for the horrific crime.

According to an assessment report obtained by the Toronto Sun, Magnotta has now begun identifying as transgender and calling himself Violette. He is first recorded as having requested female hormones from a prison psychiatrist in October 2021, when he also stated that he hopes to undergo genital surgery in the “later future.”

In the partially redacted assessment report conducted by a team of medical professionals at the McGill University Sexual Identity Centre, four doctors recommended “offering space and support to explore around a proper gender identity exploration that would allow Violette to express and present her gender as she sees fit and for her to experience living within this gender identity.”

The report on Magnotta by a psychiatric team at the McGill University Sexual Identity Centre, first obtained by the Toronto Sun.

“Gay is a choice,” Magnotta is quoted saying in the 2022 assessment. “Trans is who I am.”

The McGill doctors who conducted the psychiatric assessment argued that Magnotta does not meet the requirements for a gender dysphoria diagnosis. Instead, they commented that his claims to a transgender status were the result of a “fragile identity and need to periodically reinvent himself,” as a defense against “internal homophobia,” and suggested that he was “rewriting his history.”

Despite this, the medical professionals referred to Magnotta with feminine pronouns. “The narrative of being born in the wrong body may be a way for this patient to wipe the slate clean once again,” they wrote, “and reshaping herself to preserve the illusion of specialness (and innocence).”

The doctors also emphasized that Magnotta employs “pat phrases she repeats, as if rehearsed” to describe his “gender journey.”

The McGill doctors recommended that Magnotta “work with someone she trusts sufficiently to be able to get in touch with her internalized homophobia, understand its roots, and how it has affected her identity development and eventually undo it.” Continuing: “She may then be able to find peace and even pride in living as an effeminate gay man, which seems more in keeping with her longitudinal history.”

“Violette’s desire for gender transition … [redacted] … psychological forces and she does not exhibit distress related to social or body dysphoria or incongruence of gender with sex designation.”

On Monday, March 11, a Parliamentary committee voted to investigate Magnotta’s transfer to a medium-security prison. In August 2022, Magnotta was authorized to be moved from Port Cartier maximum-security prison to La Macaza in Quebec, along with his husband, Anthony Jolin.

Correctional Services Canada prison transfer approval for disturbed killer Luka Magnotta.
Source: The Toronto Sun

News of Magnotta’s transfer reached the public after Conservative MP Frank Caputo toured the La Macaza facility and was startled to see a man later identified to him as Magnotta walking by.

“To see him in medium-security seemingly so soon after his offence was committed … really did shock me,” Caputo told CBC News.

Correctional Services Canada (CSC) confirmed that Magnotta had been transferred to the medium-security prison two years prior, saying that notifications were sent to registered victims, while contending that the CSC does not “typically comment or publicly announce” such transfers.

“To provide further context, we have a number of inmates with affiliations to security threat groups (gangs), and who are incompatible with other inmates, which could make it a safety and security risk to disclose their specific location and placement,” CSC said in a media statement.


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Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve is the Co-Founder of Reduxx, and the outlet's Chief Investigative Journalist with a focused interest in pornography, sexual predators, and fetish subcultures. She is the creator of the podcast Women's Voices, which features news commentary and interviews regarding women's rights.

Genevieve Gluck
Genevieve Gluck
Genevieve is the Co-Founder of Reduxx, and the outlet's Chief Investigative Journalist with a focused interest in pornography, sexual predators, and fetish subcultures. She is the creator of the podcast Women's Voices, which features news commentary and interviews regarding women's rights.
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