Strange mail for the Conservatives – By Michelle L. Erstikaitis

April 15, 2013

A personal look inside Luka Magnotta

By Michelle L. Erstikaitis

A human hand mailed to the Liberals. A human foot mailed to the Prime Minister of Canada. Why? The mystery of Luka Rocco Magnotta is massive. Born Eric Clinton Newman on July 24th 1982, Luka lived a rather quiet life until his craving for fame and notoriety led him to begin crafting multiple personas online in order to promote his new name, Luka Magnotta. He spread rumors about himself daily, all of which are printed repeatedly by the mainstream media, such as that he has dated Canadian serial killer Karla Homolka. Apparently he did not quite receive the epic fame that he desired, so he graduated to alleged murder, killing and dismembering Chinese student Lin Jun, 33 years old. There is not much mystery in the murder itself, as most agree that it was probably done for attention, but the enigma lies in the bizarre way that Magnotta allegedly chose to dispose of the body of his supposed victim. A hand was mailed to the Liberal Constituency office in Ottawa, and a foot was mailed to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Naturally the mailings themselves were odd, but strangest of all is the fact that Magnotta is not political, so what on earth could have prompted such actions? In 2008, when I was working in the October 2008 federal election as a campaign volunteer and as an ordinary poll clerk for Elections Canada, Luka sent me numerous messages on YouTube, most of which I ignored. When I replied on a couple of occasions and tried to engage him in political discussions, Magnotta commented to me that politics were stupid, and he showed absolutely no aptitude for anything political. So if he is indeed guilty of the murder and the indignity to Lin Jun’s body, why would he have done the mailings? Magnotta has never even voted in an election, so our best guess is that he did the mailings in order to get bigger headlines. Stephen Harper’s campaign manager Jenni Byrne was one of the people present when the package was opened. According to a May 2012 Globe and Mail article by Renata D’Aliesio and Colin Freeze, Tory staffers were traumatized by the incident. Magnotta is currently undergoing a preliminary hearing in a Quebec courthouse in order to determine if he should stand trial for the murder, and if so, which charges he should stand trial on. Unfortunately, because of a publication ban sought by Magnotta’s Toronto lawyer Luc Leclair, and recently granted, the motive behind the strangest mailing in Canadian political history may remain a mystery for awhile yet.


2 Responses to “Strange mail for the Conservatives – By Michelle L. Erstikaitis”

  1. Michelle Says:

    This article is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. yourwardnews Says:

    I can think of something else that’s awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

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