My Son, The Killer
The Untold Story of Luka Magnotta and "1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick"
by Brian Whitney, Anna Yourkin
Pub Date 06 Nov 2018
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In 2012, the Canadian Press ignited a firestorm of criticism by naming killer Luka Magnotta as its “Newsmaker Of The Year.” But while the recognition was questionable for its sensitivity, there’s no doubt that few people had captured the public’s attention like the young murderer and internet sensation. A male escort and sometimes model, Magnotta had earned his notoriety by videotaping himself stabbing Chinese student Lin Jun to death with an ice pick and dismembering the body, before posting the video online. After mailing Jun’s hands and feet to elementary schools, he then led Interpol on a manhunt that ended when he was arrested at an Internet café in Berlin where he was reading news stories about himself. An international celebrity in a macabre sort of way, with a legion of fans, Magnotta was brought back to Canada, convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to prison. During this time, Anna Yourkin, his estranged mother, troubled by Magnotta’s abused childhood and her role in that, reconnected with her killer son. Despite his internet fame, Magnotta never agreed to any in-depth interviews. Now Magnotta has given award-winning journalist and author, Brian Whitney (RAW DEAL, THE SHAWCROSS LETTERS) an exclusive look inside the mind of this “social media” killer. Joining Whitney to tell this unique true crime story is Anna Yourkin. The book also contains exclusive photos provided by Yourkin.
"One of the oddest murders of our times deserves one of the most interesting books of our times. This is it." - Patrick Quinlan Los Angeles Times Best Selling Author of Smoked
"Brian Whitney has a fine ear for the ramblings of the demented, recreating flawlessly all the stories from all the rest stop raconteurs, the drugged out devils, and misery mavens"- Odd Things Considered
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