23 January 2004
KASSEL – Self-confessed gay cannibal Armin Meiwes, 42, is perverted but sane, a psychiatrist told the trial Friday.
Testifying in court Friday in Kassel, Germany, Georg Stolpmann said Meiwes suffered from a serious psychological abnormality, but he was responsible for his actions in the legal sense of sanity.
The psychiatrist’s view concurred with that of a sexologist who had earlier testified at the trial.
Meiwes claims his victim, a Berlin engineer, requested to be castrated, killed and eaten. He is accused of murder for sexual gratification.
Subject: German news