Hunting Luka Magnotta - the fifth estate

Watch on YouTube

Show annotations

2,274,897

10,235

1,607

Genre: News & Politics

Family friendly? Yes

Wilson score: 0.858

Rating: 4.4572 / 5

Engagement: 0.52%

CBC News

Subscribe | 1.49M

Shared December 23, 2014

In 2011 virtually no one knew anything about a young man named Luka Magnotta. Then came the horrifying discovery of the body of Jun Lin in Montreal, followed by a feverish international manhunt and then the arrest in Berlin. Luka Magnotta now stands charged with the murder of the young Concordia University student from China.

The name Luka Magnotta seemed to appear from nowhere in May of 2012. But if he was unknown to the wider public, for 18 months before his arrest, he was being tracked... by a group of Internet users who were horrified over videos they believed he'd made, which depicted the killing of kittens and apparent threats to do worse. In an exclusive interview with Mark Kelley, the online investigators share for the first time the details their attempts to chase Magnotta down through the deep web and alert authorities as they tried to stop a man they considered dangerous.

The hundreds of cryptic online postings Luka Magnotta uploaded to the web paint an unsettling psychological portrait of a disturbed young man who shocked the world to its core, and reveal much about his life growing up as Eric Newman. But Magnotta would disclose much more to the few people who knew him personally, two of whom share their stories exclusively with the fifth estate. What became apparent to everyone who knew him is that Magnotta appeared to have an obsessive narcissistic need to be noticed, and exhibited increasingly erratic, possibly threatening behaviour online, ringing alarm bells for those who knew him and watched his chilling story unfold.

Original Airdate : November 30th, 2012



20:07

Unknown cause of two year old boy's mysterious death | 60 Minutes Australia

613K views

22:58

Catch Me If You Can: The Anthony Curcio Bank Heist

4.1M views

42:28

Melissa Ann Shepard : Internet Black Widow (2012) - the fifth estate

1.2M views

24:46

Richard Huckle stabbing: Portrait of a Paedophile

2.7M views

25:59

He goes missing, his wife marries his best friend (who also wrote his life insurance policy)

12M views

23:08

Hitchhiker murdered in gruesome outback slaughterhouse | 60 Minutes Australia

325K views

42:26

Nazi medical crimes | DW Documentary

1.4M views

7:27

The Final Act l 20/20 l PART 1 | ABC News

1.6M views

46:15

Harvey Weinstein: The fall of the king of Hollywood

2.3M views

41:13

Mayerthorpe RCMP killings: Bad Day at Barhead (2008) - The Fifth Estate

613K views

41:05

Bus 1170 : Vince Li and the Greyhound Bus Murder (2011) - the fifth estate

722K views

41:32

Russell Williams - Above Suspicion - the fifth estate

1.8M views

20:17

The Disappearance of Dylan Koshman - The Fifth Estate

1.6M views

43:30

The Richard Oland Case : Murder in the Family - the fifth estate

612K views

20:28

Shocking mystery of girl who fell down garbage chute to her death | 60 Minutes Australia

384K views

20:37

Search for missing teens leads to discovery in Utah mineshaft

3M views

14:50

Killed a man and ate him with a glass of wine | 60 Minutes Australia

1.3M views

25:14

The Mennonite Drug Connection - the fifth estate

1.6M views

15:33

Golden Boy : The Disappearance of Harold Backer - the fifth estate

433K views