OTTAWA (AFP) – A Canadian man facing charges for posting an 11-minute video depicting an ex-porn actor's grisly killing and dismemberment of a Chinese student has skipped bail, police said Friday.
Canadian media said Mark Marek, 38, the operator of the gore website that allegedly posted a video of Luka Magnotta dismembering university student Lin Jun in May 2012, may be seeking to leave the country.
Marek was released on Can$7,500 ($7,300) bail on July 18 after being arrested and charged with corrupting morals for hosting the Magnotta video on his website, Bestgore.com.
He was also required to stay off the Internet and remain in the jurisdiction.
The Montreal Gazette said he withdrew Can$18,000 from his bank and may be headed for his native Slovakia.
Edmonton police have issued a new warrant for his arrest.
Authorities have alleged that he knew the gruesome video obtained from the accused killer -- who is set to go on trial in September 2014 for premeditated murder -- was authentic.
Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges, including committing indignities to a body and harassing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Police have said that Magnotta, a one-time gay porn actor and sex worker, stabbed his 33-year-old victim with an ice pick before carving up his body, sexually abusing the corpse, and filming the act.
The media dubbed Magnotta the "Canadian Psycho" because the soundtrack from the movie "American Psycho" was playing in the background of the video of the alleged murder.
Days after Lin's death, police discovered the victim's torso in a suitcase by the trash outside a Montreal apartment.
His severed hands and feet were sent through the mail to federal political parties in Ottawa and to two schools in Vancouver. The head was found in a Montreal park two months later.