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PostPosted: 26-03-2012 19:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cannibal suspect Alexander Bychkov held in Russia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17513981
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Russian police have arrested a suspected serial killer who they believe ate parts of his victims.

Alexander Bychkov, 24, from the town of Belinsky is suspected of killing at least six people whose remains were found buried near his home.

An investigator told Izvestia newspaper that he had used a knife to kill his victims and then ate their livers.

Another man, Alexander Zhuplov, was convicted of carrying out some of the killings last year.

It is not yet clear what will happen to him.

The authorities said Mr Bychkov gave details of the crimes while being questioned about a theft from a shop.

"The suspect identified the photos of those who died," one official told the paper.

Police have now begun looking into unexplained disappearances between 2009 and 2011 in Belinsky, a small town of around 8,000 people in the Penza region 550km (341 miles) south-east of Moscow.
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PostPosted: 15-04-2012 01:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Three held over cannibalism claims
http://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/world-news/three-held-over-cannibalism-claims-3081102.html

Police in north-eastern Brazil say they have arrested three people who allegedly killed at least two women, ate parts of their bodies and used their flesh to make stuffed pastries known as empadas that they then sold.

Inspector Wesley Fernandes of the Garanhuns city police department tells the Globo TV network that a man, his wife and his mistress have confessed to the grisly crimes. The three were arrested on Wednesday.

Fernandes says the three said they belonged to a sect that preached "the purification of the world and the reduction of its population".

Police traced the three after one of the women used a credit card belonging to one of the victims who disappeared last month.
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PostPosted: 15-04-2012 08:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Fernandes says the three said they belonged to a sect that preached "the purification of the world and the reduction of its population".


Well, that's one way to achieve it, I suppose. Shocked
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S Korea 'to target powdered human flesh capsules'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17980177

The capsules containing the powdered flesh were found both in luggage and in the post

South Korea says it will increase customs inspections targeting capsules containing powdered human flesh.

The Korea Customs Service said it had found almost 17,500 of the capsules being smuggled into the country from China since August 2011.

The powdered flesh, which officials said came from dead babies and foetuses, is reportedly thought by some to cure disease and boost stamina.

But officials said the capsules were full of bacteria and a health risk.

"It was confirmed those capsules contain materials harmful to the human body, such as super bacteria. We need to take tougher measures to protect public health," a customs official was quoted as saying by the Korea Times.

Inspections are to be stepped up on shipments of drugs arriving from north-east China, Yonhap news agency reported.

The Dong-a Ilbo newspaper said that capsules were being dyed or switched into boxes of other drugs in a bid to disguise them.

Some of the capsules were found in travellers' luggage and some in the post, customs officials said.

Allegations that human flesh capsules were being trafficked from north-east China into South Korea emerged last year in a South Korean television documentary.

At the time China's Health Ministry said it was investigating the claims raised by the programme.

Ministry spokesman Deng Haihua, quoted at the time in China Daily, said China had "strict management of disposal of infant and foetal remains as well as placentas".

"Any practice that handles the remains as medical waste is strictly prohibited," the newspaper quoted him as saying.
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PostPosted: 27-05-2012 22:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naked Man Allegedly Eating Victim's Face Shot And Killed By Miami Police
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One man is dead and another hospitalized after a bizarre assault off Miami's MacArthur Causeway reportedly forced a police officer to open fire.

City of Miami police say the incident began Saturday afternoon about 2 p.m. when an officer responded to reports of 2 men fighting in the bike path of the Biscayne Boulevard exit ramp, alongside the Miami Herald's parking garage. There, according to the Herald, the officer observed a naked man eating another man's face:

The officer...approached and saw that the naked man was actually chewing the other man's head, according to witnesses. The officer ordered the naked man to back away, and when he continued the assault, the officer shot him.

The attacker continued to eat the man, despite being shot, forcing the officer to continue firing. Witnesses said they heard at least a half dozen shots.

According to CBS Miami, police sources said the victim had "virtually no face" and was unrecognizable.

"[Officers] attempted to separate them, there was some sort of confrontation," Miami Police spokesman Willie Moreno told Local10.

Photographs taken from the Herald's garage show the naked man lying dead at the scene. Police said his victim was transported to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Officials have yet to identify the officer involved, the deceased, or the victim. The incident snarled traffic on the causeway for hours during busy Memorial Day weekend as multiple lanes of vehicles were routed around the crime scene.
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PostPosted: 27-05-2012 22:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeuch. Any bets drugs were involved?
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PostPosted: 28-05-2012 01:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeuch. Any bets drugs were involved?


When you say that, it kind of reminds me of this:
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Big Lurch (born Antron Singleton c. 1975, in Fort Worth, TX, although some sources say Compton, California) is a rap artist currently serving a life sentence for murdering 21 year old female acquaintance Tynisha Ysais and eating parts of her body in April 2002 while under the influence of PCP.

During his music career, Singleton worked with such Bay Area rappers as Too Short, Mac Dre, RBL Posse, C-Bo, E-40, and New Orleans based Mystikal.

In April 2002, Singleton murdered Tynisha Ysais in her apartment while under the influence of PCP. Her boyfriend Thomas Moore testified that he and Singleton spent the evening prior to the murder smoking PCP, also known as Angel Dust.

The victim was found in her apartment by her friend Alisa Allen. Her chest had been torn open and a three-inch blade was found broken off in her shoulder blade. Teeth marks were found on her face and lungs, which had been torn from her chest.

Eyewitnesses reported that when Singleton was picked up by police, he was naked in the middle of the street, covered in blood and staring at the sky. A medical examination performed shortly after his capture found human flesh in his stomach which was not his own.


On November 7, 2003, he was sentenced to life in prison. He had been convicted of murder and aggravated mayhem the previous June after pleading not guilty by reason of insanity at the time of the murder. The court ruled that his intoxication and plea of insanity were not satisfactory reasons for committing the crime.
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Good News: People Eat Other People on a Pretty Regular Basis

In just the past week, a naked man ate a homeless guy's face in Miami, a New Jersey man threw his intestines at police, a Canadian porn star killed a man and ate parts of his body before mailing other parts to government officials, a Maryland man killed his roommate and ate his heart and brain, and a Staten Island pizza parlor owner nommed a dude's ear. It seems clear that this sudden burst of zombie activity points inexorably to the beginning of the end for mankind. But we started to wonder this morning — from inside our fortified, WiFi enabled, mountainside bunker — whether the only thing that's changed is that, in the wake of the headline-grabbing Miami incident, we've suddenly started paying a lot more attention to zombie-esque stories than we had in the past. After digging around, we found that while the frequency of cannibal stories over the past week is unusual, this kind of stuff happens fairly regularly. Here is a rundown of what we've found from just the past six months.


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Good News: People Eat Other People on a Pretty Regular Basis

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Links and more stories at
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/06/people-eat-other-people-on-a-regular-basis.html

How weirdly reassuring.
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PostPosted: 04-06-2012 10:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah. That's good news?
Wonder what the BAD news is.
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PostPosted: 04-06-2012 11:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeah. That's good news?
Wonder what the BAD news is.


Osbourne is putting VAT on people pasties.
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Cannibalism Seen in Gray Mouse Lemur
by Charles Q. Choi on 8 June 2012, 12:25 PM | 0 Comments
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/06/scienceshot-cannibalism-seen-in.html?ref=hp

Credit: Anni Hämäläinen

The gray mouse lemur has something in common with us—and it's not something good. Researchers trekking through the forests of western Madagascar looking for a radio-tagged female of the species (Microcebus murinus) have found a male dining on her flesh (shown above). The cause of the female's death is a mystery, since all of her vital organs were missing. This lemur was not previously known to eat other mammals, much less practice cannibalism. What's more, although cannibalism has been observed in a variety of primates, including chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, several monkeys, and perhaps even gorillas, all known victims of such cannibals have been infants or juveniles. Except, that is, in humans. The findings, reported in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Primatology, suggest that nonhuman primate cannibalism is not limited to infants and juveniles. At the very least, the menu of the gray mouse lemur—one of the world's smallest primate species—is much larger than previously thought.
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gncxx wrote:
Yeuch. Any bets drugs were involved?

"bath salts" specifically ruled out. The only drug the coroner and outside lab found was marijuana.
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/06/27/medical-examiner-causeway-cannibal-not-high-on-bath-salts/

Since he was shot dead, we'll probably never know.
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Pair disembowelled rapist at Durham's Frankland Prison
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Michael Parr (left) and Nathan Mann were both already serving life sentences

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Two face prisoner murder charges

Two prisoners who disembowelled a fellow inmate at Durham's Frankland Prison have been given life sentences.

Mitchell Harrison, 23, originally of Wolverhampton, was serving an indefinite term for child rape in Cumbria when he was killed in October.

Michael Parr, 32, and Nathan Mann, 23, cut his neck with a scalpel made from plastic cutlery and a razor blade.

Newcastle Crown Court heard they cut the dead victim's stomach and planned to eat his liver, but did not do so.

Parr had earlier pleaded guilty to murder and must serve a minimum term of 32 years. He was already serving life for the attempted murder of a hospital patient.

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I can't envisage circumstances in which either of them will ever be released”

Judge Justice Openshaw
Mann pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 16 years, to run consecutively to the 24-year minimum sentence he is already serving for a double murder.

Harrison was jailed in January 2010 after he admitted raping a 13-year-old girl in Kendal, Cumbria.

He was killed in his cell at the category A facility, which has housed some of the UK's most high profile and dangerous inmates.

'Cannibalistic urges'
The court heard that Mann and Parr had expressed "fantasies" about beheading other prisoners and cutting out their stomachs.

Mann was described by a psychiatrist as "a remorseless, callous psychopath" who harboured "cannibalistic urges" and was "one of the most dangerous men in the criminal justice system".

Sentencing the pair for the "ghastly and gruesome" killing, Judge Justice Openshaw said: "I can't envisage circumstances in which either of them will ever be released.

"They will face the fact that they may well end their lives in prison."


Mitchell Harrison was jailed after admitting raping a 13-year-old girl
The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman is carrying out an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mitchell's death.

A Prison Service spokesperson said: "We take the responsibility of keeping staff, prisoners and visitors safe extremely seriously.

"That's why we have a violence management system in place to deal with incidents quickly and robustly with serious incidents referred to the police immediately."

Det Ch Insp Steve Chapman, from Durham Police, said: "Mitchell Harrison was a young man who was by all accounts a model prisoner at HMP Frankland.

"Although his family never condoned his past actions, he was still their much loved son and brother and they were supporting him as he served his custodial sentence.

"His untimely death, and the horrific nature of it, left his family devastated."

Mitchell Harrison's family said in a statement: "Our lives have been shattered by Mitchell's horrific murder. His death was cruel and unnecessary."
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PostPosted: 13-07-2012 05:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two things jump out at me with that story:

1. What's the point of giving someone a life sentence who is already serving a life sentence? I know life doesn't mean life in the UK judicial system, but even so. These two strike me as being perfect poster boys for the death sentence. No doubt about guilt, never be released, no chance of rehabilitation. Waste of time and money. A few cc's of sodium cyanide and Bob's your uncle.

2. If one of these guys is a 'remorseless, callous psychopath' then why is he not strait-jacketed up in a secure mental institution somewhere. A clear dereliction of duty by the administrators of the 'system', surely.
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