Website owner pleads guilty in posting of Magnotta video
EDMONTON — An Edmonton website owner has pleaded guilty in the posting of an infamous video of Luka Magnotta dismembering a Chinese university student in Montreal. The trial for Mark Marek, who founded bestgore.com, was to start Monday. But Marek, who is 41, has pleaded guilty to publishing obscene material — a charge under the corrupting morals section in the Criminal Code. “I admit to posting the video and then it went beyond serving the public good,” Marek told the court. He was arrested a year after the 2012 killing of Jun Lin. Police alleged Magnotta sent Marek the video and that Marek posted it online knowing it depicted a real killing. Magnotta was convicted in 2014 of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. The video, titled “1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick,” shows a man in a dark hoodie stabbing an already dead Lin and eventually cutting the body into pieces.