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Accused killer Luka Magnotta receiving fan mail in jail: report

Accused killer Luka Magnotta is receiving and responding to fan mail while in jail, according to the Toronto Sun.

The newspaper cited a source who said the mail is coming from all around the world, not just Canada.

The Toronto-born Magnotta, 31, is accused of murdering and dismembering Chinese exchange student Jun Lin.  Parts of Lin’s body were then mailed across the country in May, 2012, sparking an international manhunt for Magnotta. He was arrested a few weeks later.

Magnotta is being held in a Quebec jail. His trial will begin on Sept. 15, 2014.

The Toronto Sun said Thursday they had spoken to a friend of Magnotta’s, who had also exchanged letters with the prisoner.

There’s not much in the letters from Magnotta, John McKeller told the newspaper, and he’s not interested in making them public.

Inmates in Canadian jails are allowed to receive mail and phone calls, but the contents of all packages are inspected and the letters can be read, the Correctional Services Canada website warns.