Should the man who posted the gory video featuring Luka Magnotta as he dismembered a Chinese university student do time behind bars?
That’s what a trial will determine; it starts today in Edmonton.
Mark Marek, the 41-year-old founder of bestgore.com has pleaded not guilty to publishing obscene material, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of two years.
Marek posted a video on his website that showed Magnotta as he dismembered Jun Lin in 2012. Magnotta was convicted of first-degree murder in 2014 and is serving life in prison.
Police believe that it was Magnotta who sent Marek the gruesome video, and that Marek knew the video was authentic. Marek argues that he thought the video was just a bad joke, and removed the video shortly after police revealed that Magnotta was wanted for Li’s murder.
Marek suggests that “Best Gore exposes the truth about the humans as a whole and the truth is not always nice.”
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