Edmonton man who allegedly posted Magnotta murder video wants Internet access back
Edmonton-based Mark Marek, owner of Best Gore website a graphic website that showcases grisly videos.
An Edmonton webmaster accused of corrupting morals for posting a video of the alleged murder of a Chinese student by Luka Magnotta was in court Wednesday.
Mark Marek, owner of the bestgore.com website, appeared with a lawyer in Edmonton’s Court of Queen’s Bench to apply to have the conditions of his release on bail varied relating to access to the Internet.
A decision was not made and the matter was adjourned to a later unspecified date. A ban on publication was also issued on the arguments made and reasons given.
Marek, 39, has been out on $7,500 bail since last summer and one of the conditions of his release is that he cannot access the Internet except at his lawyer’s office for defence purposes.
During an earlier court hearing, a lawyer for the Slovakia-born Marek argued that the condition was effectively taking away Marek’s ability to earn a living.
Marek was charged by city police for allegedly posting a video entitled “1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick” on his website that police say allegedly shows Magnotta stabbing Jun Lin with an ice pick, cutting up his body and eating some of it.
On May 29, 2012, Lin’s torso was found stuffed inside a suitcase outside a west end Montreal apartment building where Magnotta had lived. After a six-day international manhunt, Magnotta, a Toronto-born porn star and former sex-trade worker, was arrested in Berlin, Germany.
Magnotta, 31, is facing a September trial in Montreal on charges of first-degree murder, indignity to a human body, production and distribution of obscene material and threatening Prime Minister Stephen Harper and members of Parliament.
Edmonton police began looking into Marek’s website shortly after Magnotta was arrested and charged with the 33-year-old Lin’s killing in June 2012.
Marek is slated to be back in Provincial Court on Sept. 2 for a two-day preliminary hearing.
Anonymous asked: Do you think Luka will be fit to stand trial? It's very concerning that they reported he 'appeared to fall asleep during his last court hearing'.
He’s already been deemed fit to stand trial, that decision being made back at the preliminary hearing time period. Hard as it is to believe, as yes, he appears heavily medicated and often dozing off during almost all proceedings. That’s not a person fit to stand trial, in most people’s eyes. It seems as if they didn’t care what state he was in, they were going to force trial. The real story will come out at the trial in regards to culpability and state of mind during the time of the charges he is accused of. As you know, I’ve based the nature of my blog and position on the case around that. Please check out my archives for further reading on state of mind and Not Criminally Responsible.
Anonymous asked: I love your blog!!!! XOXOXO We don't get much coverage about this trial in my country so I hope for lots of info during the trial!
Thanks… and yes, stay tuned for extensive coverage and commentary during the trial, wherever you may be from.
Anonymous asked: what do u think of all these people who comment on the case like they're know-it-all's when they say they never even watched the video?
They’re uninformed cowards who have zero credibility. In the sports world, they’re called ‘arm chair quarterbacks’ , only at least those bozos watched the event before they commented on it. The bottom line is, if you want to be on the jury you’re going to have to watch the video. Quire frankly, between all the hard core gore, pornography and violence in the daily news and television we’re fed, how can anyone claim they couldn’t bring themselves to watch one clip? The reality is, most people are so desensitized now, 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick was much less a horrifying shock film, and much more an avant-garde art film.
Anonymous asked: Why so quiet this last few weeks?
Busy in the personal life, and … we are in that ‘lull’ … the calm before the storm, if you will, before the big dance begins. All’s been quiet on the proceedings front so there’s been no media of late. In about 9-10 days, there are some scheduled arguments regarding the evidence and testimony gathered in Europe in June/July.
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