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Suspected body-parts killer Luka Magnotta was homeward bound from Berlin aboard a military jet Monday.
He's in the custody of Montreal police, assisted by RCMP officers, and headed for Montreal, where he is expected to stand trial.
"Federal prosecutors handled the extradition," said Crown spokesman Jean Pascal Boucher. "But when the arrest warrant is executed, as soon as he sets foot on Canadian soil, he will be arraigned within 24 hours according to the Criminal Code."
The arraignment would likely be done via videoconference before a judge at the Montreal courthouse by Tuesday afternoon.
The Magnotta case made international headlines after a janitor found the torso of Chinese student Jun
Lin, 33, in a travel bag outside Magnotta's west-end Montreal apartment on May 29. Lin's hands and feet were mailed to federal political parties in Ottawa as well as to two Vancouver schools. His head hasn't been found.
A video of what police say was the murder was uploaded online. It shows a man who looks like Lin being killed with an ice pick and then dismembered. The video also shows acts of necrophilia and cannibalism.
Magnotta was arrested June 4 in an Internet cafe in Berlin after the cafe owner recognized him. He was held in jail there while awaiting extradition.
The 29-year-old Toronto native faces charges of first-degree murder and indignity to a body. He also faces charges of distribution of obscene materials as well as criminal harassment of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and of Parliament.
In a statement Monday, the federal government acknowledged its involvement in bringing Magnotta home.
"Our government's co-operation with the international community has led to this individual being swiftly returned to face justice," Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and Public Safety Minister Vic Toews jointly said in a release Monday. "It is important that Canadians can have confidence that those who are accused of serious crimes will face the full force of the law."