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
Anna Yourkin was born in the year 1967 and she is 54 years old as of 2021. Anna hails from Canada but her exact birthplace is not mentioned on the web. There is also no information related to Anna’s parents, siblings, and other family details. Anna also has yet to share insights into her educational journey.
Likewise, Anna 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 Anna’s 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, Anna 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, Anna also appeared in Don’t F*ck With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer. It is a Netflix Docu-series about Anna’s son – Luka.
More About son Luka
Anna’s son was a top male model as well as an escort. Luka has been diagnosed with schizophrenia since the year 2000. Moreover, Anna’s 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, Anna’s 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, Anna’s 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 Anna’s 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, Anna’s son admitted to killing Jun Lin. However, her son pleaded not guilty to murder due to his schizophrenia.
Anna’s 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. Anna’s son is now serving a life sentence and will only be eligible for parole in 25 years.
The authorities also sentenced Anna’s son to 19 years for other charges. Furthermore, Anna’s 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 Yourkin met her lover Donald Newman at the young age of 16 years. The two began dating soon and eventually tied the knot. Anna 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, Anna lives in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, which is near Toronto.
Anna Yourkin stands tall at an approximate height of around 5 feet 6 inches or 168 cms and weighs around 55 kgs or 121 lbs. Similarly, Anna has blue eyes and blonde hair color.
Social Media and Net Worth
It seems like Anna Yourkin doesn’t have a personal account on any social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Tiktok, etc. Moreover, there is also no verified information regarding Anna’s net worth and earnings either.