Saturday, June 2, 2012
Cannibalism Returns To America
In another horrifying incident of human flesh-eating this week, a student in Maryland admitted to devouring his roommate's brain and heart, after killing him.
Alexander Kinyua, a 21-year-old Morgan State University student, admitted to murdering his roommate Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, who was reported missing last Friday, cops told the Baltimore Sun.
Kinyua's father called police late Tuesday night when Kinyua's brother reportedly found human remains -- a head and two hands -- in a metal tin in the basement. The brother and father left the room for a short time, but when they came back, the body parts had been moved and Kinyua was washing out the tin, the paper reported.
Officers searched the house and arrested Kinyua. He confessed that not only had he killed Agyei-Kodie by cutting him up with a knife and then dismembered him, he ingested parts of the victim's brain and all of his heart. He then dropped most of the remains in a Dumpster behind a church in Joppatowne.
It's yet unclear what Kinyua's motive may have been, but he was charged with first-degree murder on Wednesday. In some primitive cults in Africa and other impoverished nations it is believed that one may acquire the prowess of a rival by eating his heart and brain. Kinyua may have been doing poorly in school while Bonsofo was a top scholar. In another incident on May 20, Kinyua was charged with first-degree assault when he allegedly beat a fellow student randomly with a baseball bat and then fled into the woods.
The gruesome case comes on the heels of a similar attack in Miami on Saturday, in which Rudy Eugene, 31, was killed by cops while in the process of chewing off most of a homeless man's face.
Ronald Poppo, 65, is alive, but the bizarre flesh-eating attack left doctors with a literal puzzle in how to put his face back together.
There currently is no market in the U.S. for human body parts for consumption as food, but as the depression deepens butchering humans for resale in flesh markets may become more common.