New cannibalism case feared in Germany

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7 October 2004 , BERLIN - Police are investigating a killing in Berlin which appears to be a repeat case of cannibalism linked to sex. A 33-year-old piano teacher was found dead in an apartment in the city's troubled Neukoelln district, police confirmed. The man, who had been stabbed to death with a screwdriver, was sawed into pieces and his internal organs including the heart and liver had been put into a refrigerator. A 41-year-old unemployed painter, who earlier gave himself up to police and confessed t

7 October 2004

BERLIN - Police are investigating a killing in Berlin which appears to be a repeat case of cannibalism linked to sex.

A 33-year-old piano teacher was found dead in an apartment in the city's troubled Neukoelln district, police confirmed.

The man, who had been stabbed to death with a screwdriver, was sawed into pieces and his internal organs including the heart and liver had been put into a refrigerator.

A 41-year-old unemployed painter, who earlier gave himself up to police and confessed to the killing, is quoted by Bild newspaper as telling officers: "I wanted to eat parts of the corpse."

The man allegedly said he met his victim via a gay internet chat site.

Media reports said he killed the teacher after engaging in "sado masso" sex.

Germany was shocked by a similar case in the state of Hesse in 2001, when a man killed and ate another man in an apparent consensual act.

The killer, Armin Miewes, was recently found guilty and given an eight and a half year prison term. The relatively short jail sentence drew wide criticism in Germany.

DPA

Subject: German news

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