|Berlin police released this photo of Luka Rocca Magnotta taken after his arrest.
Accused body-parts killer Luka Rocco Magnotta will remain in custody in Germany pending his extradition to Canada and trial, a German court has reportedly decided.
Magnotta, 29, who is charged in the murder and dismemberment of Jun Lin, 33, was apprehended in Berlin last Monday at an Internet cafe where he was searching for porn and news stories about the international manhunt for him.
He has been held in a German prison since then.
According to a report, the Berlin state court decided late last week that there was enough evidence for them to keep the accused killer behind bars.
"That means he must now remain in custody until a possible extradition to Canada," court spokesman Tobias Kaehne told the Associated Press.
Magnotta was the subject of an international manhunt after he left Montreal for Europe, stopping in first Paris and then Berlin, after the grisly discovery of body parts in Canada launched a police investigation.
On May 29, a janitor at Magnotta's apartment in west-end Montreal found Lin's torso inside a fly-covered suitcase in a garbage pile.
Later that day, Lin's foot turned up in a package delivered to Conservative Party headquarters in Ottawa, and his hand was found in a Canada Post sorting facility.
His other hand and foot were delivered to two Vancouver schools last week.
In an open letter released Monday, Lin's family called for Magnotta's extradition "as soon as possible in order to bring justice and peace to our family, the Chinese community and the whole society."
Magnotta's charges include first-degree murder and indignity to a corpse.