Anna Yourkin is a Canadian public figure. Anna Yourkin gained fame as the mother of a convicted murderer, Luka Magnotta. She has appeared in a Netflix docu series and also co-wrote memoirs about her son.
Table of Biography
Early life and Childhood
Anna Yourkin was born in the year 1967 and her age is 55 years old as of 2022. She hails from Canada but her exact birthplace is not mentioned on the web. There is also no information related to her parents, siblings, and other family details. She also has yet to share insights into her educational journey.
Likewise, she enjoys writing, creative art, cooking, gardening, music, martial arts, traveling, boating, and nature. She is also a true crime enthusiast and has spent a lot of time over the past several years studying the minds of criminals.
Career and Professional Life
Anna Yourkin gained fame as the mother of Luka Magnotta. Her son was a famous porn star. Luka gained fame for being a convicted murderer. Authorities convicted her son of murdering and dismembering Jun Lin. Jun Lin was a Chinese international student. Luka then mailed Jun’s severed limbs to different political parties and elementary schools.
Besides being famous as the mother of a convicted murderer, she is also famous for launching the memoir My Son the Killer: The Untold Story of Luka Magnotta and 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick. She launched these with the help of writer Brian Whitney in the year 2018. Moreover, she also appeared in Don’t F*ck With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer. It is a Netflix Docu series about her son – Luka.
More About son Luka
Her son was a top male model as well as an escort. Luka has been diagnosed with schizophrenia since the year 2000. Moreover, her son was convicted of fraud in Toronto in the year 2005. Following this, he was sentenced to community service and probation.
After Bestgore.com uploaded an 11-minute video titled 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick, her son fled Canada. Due to this, Luka was the subject of an Interpol Red Notice. This led to an international manhunt. The 11-minute video allegedly showed the murder.
The authorities arrested Luka Magnotta when they found him in an Internet café in Berlin. At the time, her son was reading news about himself. Luka actually tried to give fake names to the police. However, he eventually admitted who he was.
The authorities in Berlin handed over Luka to Canadian authorities at Berlin on June 18, 2012. They flew him back to Canada on a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-150 Polaris. Authorities then placed her son into solitary confinement. It was at the Rivière-des-Prairies detention center.
Anna’s son – Luka Magnotta’s Trial
The preliminary inquiry judge set Luka Magnotta’s trial for 8 September 2014. This decision was taken on 29 April 2013. Then on 29 September 2014, in court in Quebec, her son admitted to killing Jun Lin. However, her son pleaded not guilty to murder due to his schizophrenia.
Her son – Luka Magnotta was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and histrionic personality disorder (HPD). Then after a twelve-week trial, the jury returned a verdict of guilty on all charges. Her son is now serving a life sentence and will only be eligible for parole in 25 years.
The authorities also sentenced her son to 19 years for other charges. Furthermore, her son was also previously sought by animal rights groups. They sought him because Luka had previously uploaded videos of himself killing kittens. However, there were no accusations for these videos during the trial.
Anna has earned a decent amount of money throughout her career. She has a net worth of approximately between $1 million and $5 million as of 2022.
Anna Yourkin met her lover Donald Newman at the young age of 16 years. The two began dating soon and eventually tied the knot. She and Donald share three children together. They are Luka, Conrad, and Melissa. Unfortunately, the lovers separated in the year 1994. The reason why they split was that Donald had schizophrenia. At present, she lives in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, which is near Toronto.
Body Measurements and Social Media
She stands tall at an approximate height of around 5 feet 6 inches or 168 cm and weighs around 55 kgs or 121 lbs. Similarly, she has blue eyes and blonde hair color.
It seems like Anna Yourkin doesn’t have a personal account on any social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Tiktok, etc.