Mark Marek pleads guilty for posting Luka Magnotta video
*****WARNING! GRAPHIC VIOLENT CONTENT AS REPORTED IN THE COURT CASE AGAINST LUKA ROCCO MAGNOTTA AND MARK MAREK. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.*****
Mark Marek leaves a courthouse with duct tape on his mouth and carries a sign saying, “Guilty of Canadian Thought Crimes”. Mark plead guilty to the charge of “Corrupting Morals”* and recommended sentence is 6-months in jail, 3-months house arrest and 30 days of community service.
Mark is the owner of a gore website containing images of extreme violence including rape of women and children. Mark considers himself a investigative reporter of all things gore. Mark had to approve a video to upload for all his users and chose to upload one he assumed was real so that his membership could help find the person in the video. A lawyer in the United States who viewed the video contacted Toronto police.
“I’ve seen thousands of videos, but there was no guarantee that it was real,” ~ Mark Marek
The video, better known as, “One lunatic, one icepick” contained graphic violence resulting in the death of Jun Lin, a Chinese university student in 2012. In this video, Luka Rocco Magnotta (born Eric Clinton Kirk Newman; July 24, 1982) stabs Jun Lin with an icepick many times, dismembers the body, encourages dog to have sex with corpse (Luka later kills the dog) and mails the body parts around Canada. Luka put Jun Lin’s torso into a suitcase and left at the garbage bin. The suitcase was found by someone who saw red-brown liquid coming from the suitcase. It was later discovered that not only did Luka kill Jun Lin but he left and re-entered his building several times, stopping at times, to admire himself in the mirror while wearing Jun Lin’s clothing.
Mark Marek chose to represent himself in the court case and in court admitted the video, “One lunatic, one icepick” was obscene. Mark chose to read a long statement defending his own actions going on to say that he will no longer speak about the case until he is in a country where he feels safe to discuss it.
Mark Marek left court in a show of defiance with a piece of duct tape across his mouth and holding a sign, “Guilty of Canadian Thought Crimes”.
“I was just an inconvenient kind of investigative journalist, you could say, because that’s basically all I do. I just report on events that happen, and I add my own flair to it.” ~ Mark Marek
“I would have to live with that notion that there could be a potentially very dangerous person who had done this, committed this crime somewhere in our back yard. And I’m the only one who knows about it, and I do nothing about it. And he may be looking for another victim right now, and I have the power to potentially stop him.” ~ Mark Marek
Bill Clark, Edmonton City police Staff sergeant, said the investigation was “complex” which lasted more than a full year and which subsequently led to the charge against Mark Marek.
According to Sgt. Clark, this was the first time that the “Corrupting Morals” was laid by their police department, and admitted having no knowledge of the Criminal Code involving this section.
Some of you know that I have followed this case since it’s inception and this is a happy ending for me. I have spoken personally to Mark Marek and also Sgt. Bill Clark about this case. In fact, at one point Mark had been banished from any internet access and was using a friend to upload things to his site. According to the police this was a violation and he was arrested for violating bail conditions. During his arrest he had thousands of dollars on his body, his passport and he was planning to flee. Mark has continued to state his innocence and continues to claim to be a victim of the Criminal Code. Mark claims his rights as a journalist were violated. I disagree.
I believe both Mark Marek and Luka Rocco Magnotta are both where they need to be and that is locked up away from society who do not see death as entertainment.
I will not post his website here but if you want to check it out to verify just how sick ti is, google Mark’s name.
I reported the many images of nude children on his site which he claimed were raped and tortured. His users freely stated they would like to rape the children again or murder them again, going into great, disgusting detail. Mark posted what he claimed was an autopsy image of 15-year-old Amanda Todd and went on to state that her “clitoris” was larger than a girl who was her age. My question then and now is how does a man in his 30’s know what size a 15-year-old girl’s clitoris is? In fact, how does he know that about the other children he posted in graphic detail describing their rape and torture? I think now as I did then, that Mark may have a history with children, sexually. No grown man, I have spoken to, has said they would ever know that information let alone would feel okay to post it on the image of what they claim is a deceased child.
Mark will always claim to be a victim yet he is okay with putting victims of real crime, up on his site for entertainment purposes and to allow his users a way to express sexual desire for children and murdering them.
Kudo’s to the Canadian justice system for doing the right thing. Now to change the laws to update to this Millennium.
*Corrupting Morals: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/c-46/page-76.html