Luka Magnotta didn't receive the death penalty when he went from killing kittens to killing people … but his mom says being stuck in prison might be a death penalty due to COVID-19.
The convicted murderer's mother, Anna Yourkin, tells TMZ … she wants to see her son released from prison early — even though authorities said it's a no-go — because she's deathly afraid he'll contract the novel coronavirus and die behind bars.
Luka's mom says she's in constant fear for her son's safety and well-being as he sits in a maximum-security prison in Quebec, which has already seen dozens of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among inmates and prison employees.
Luka was sentenced to 25 years to life and he's not eligible for any form of parole until June 4, 2034 … and his mom says it's tantamount to a death sentence with COVID-19 spreading within the prison.
Anna believes her son deserves a second chance and thinks he's been successfully rehabilitated after serving a quarter of his sentence … she says he's ready to return to society, but so far her cries are falling on deaf ears.
As we reported … the Correctional Service of Canada — which oversees all prisons — says Luka is NOT getting an early release due to coronavirus concerns.