Alleged killer porn star makes international headlines

Eric Clinton Newman, alias Luka Rocco Magnotta is the main suspect in the case of the body found in...

Eric Clinton Newman, alias Luka Rocco Magnotta is the main suspect in the case of the body found in Montreal and the foot and the hand found in Ottawa, on Tuesday May 29th 2012. (PHOTO TAKEN FROM HIS PERSONAL WEBSITE LUKA-MAGNOTTA.COM)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:15 PM ET

The world is watching as a grisly story unfolds of a suspected ice-pick killer who allegedly made a video of himself murdering, cannibalizing and dismembering a naked man in Montreal before mailing the body parts to politicians in Ottawa.

Fox News, BBC, the Daily Mail, the Guardian and the U.K. Sun all featured the story of porn star Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, now being sought by international authorities, on the front of their websites early Thursday morning.

An international manhunt has been launched for Magnotta after a dismembered torso was found in a suitcase in Montreal and body parts mailed to Ottawa.

In a gruesome twist to the case, a graphic video has emerged purporting to show the murder and dismemberment. The video shows a man killing a naked Asian man with an ice pick, dismembering him, then having sex with and cannibalizing the body.

A man by the name of Luka Magnotta is also shown in other disturbing videos and photos online feeding a kitten to a python, and drowning kittens in a bathtub.

Under the headline "Porn star hunted by cops over body parts in post probe," the U.K. Sun features a map showing Ottawa's proximity to Montreal.

"His name has for nearly two years been notorious among animal-rights activists looking for the person responsible for torturing and killing cats and posting videos of the sick acts online. One of the videos, which surfaced in 2010, shows two kittens being suffocated with the help of a vacuum cleaner," the story reads.

Fox News called it a "gruesome body parts case."

The New York Times covered the story, though buried it deep in the world news section.

Gawker featured a story about recent cannibal news stories, but as of 9:30 a.m., had made no mention of Magnotta.

Paris' Le Monde featured several stories Thursday about the ongoing Quebec student protests, but nothing about Magnotta, despite Globe and Mail reports he may have fled to France.


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