Anna Yourkin, the mother of the damned murderer Luka Magnotta, published a memoir about her son’s notoriety in 2018. She appears in Netflix’s new documentary series about her son, Don’t F * CK With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer. Yourkin now lives in the Peterborough area of Ontario, Canada, near Toronto, according to a local newspaper.
Magnotta’s name at birth was Eric Clinton Kirk Newman. Her father and Yourkin’s ex-husband, Donald Newman, said they called her son after Kirk Douglas and Clint Eastwood.
Yourkin published his memoirs, My Son the Killer: The Untold Story of Luka Magnotta & 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick, with the help of co-author Brian Whitney, on November 6, 2018. He described his relationship with his son “But he also said in interviews that she would always love him.
In his author biography for the editor Wild Blue Press, Yourkin writes: “I love writing, creative art, music, martial arts, travel, boating, cooking, gardening. And nature. I’m also a true crime enthusiast. I’ve spent a lot of time in the last four years studying the minds of criminals. ”
In this biography, Luka Magnotta (Yourkin) confirms that he has four other children besides Magnotta and seven grandchildren. She writes,
I never completed high school, but I did, however, earn several untitled degrees in the field of life. I am strong-willed, curious, passionate, and determined to a fault at times. I am young at heart, and I enjoy life to the fullest. I informally counsel many people in need, and I advocate for inmates in the correctional system.
Newman testified at Magnotta’s trial, Yourkin left school to raise his children and those of Newman. Newman said they had a “happy time” at first, but then admitted that they both had problems with alcohol, since Yourkin was particularly linked to vodka.
Newman also explained that his children were often isolated due to their move. He said of Magnotta: “I had no [friends]; I was separated. No education, no friends of any kind. ”