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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Cannibal of Rotenburg

The Cannibal of Rotenburg. In 2001, Armin Meiwes murdered and ate Bernd Brandes, a man he met online who specifically asked to be eaten. It was all caught on videotape.

Meiwes was a bisexual cannibal and was an active member of a cannibal fantasy website (The Cannibal Cafe).Brandes was brought over as a guest of Armin and was soon to become his meal too. Bernd was given a tour by Meiwes and his “
slaughter room” made an exciting exhibit at the time. There was a holding cage for victims, a meat hook attached to the ceiling, and a bed garnished with a floral bed spread.
Brandes was also a bisexual, he was led to the bed and disrobed. Meiwes then gave him a bottle of Vick’s, some schnapps, and twenty pain killers.
The next action was to saw off the man’s penis after he could not successfully sever it with his teeth.

Once Brandes penis was no longer attached, Meiwes attempted to eat it raw. It was too chewy so he decided to cook it with some salt, pepper, and garlic while Brandes just laid in bed. In short, Brandes’ penis got Burned. Literally… So it had to be thrown out.

Meiwes put Bernd into a warm bath in which to bleed out, then went into the other room to read Star Trek Adventures while waiting for his victim to die. Well, after ten hours he finally did, but not before he was taken from his tub and put once more to lay in the bed where he was stabbed in the throat several times. The body was then hung on the meat hook in the ceiling where 65 pounds of meat was to be scraped off and portioned into plastic bags before being placed into a rather large meat freezer.

Armin Meiwes ate the meat for the next ten months and even attempted to make flour by grinding some of the poor guy’s bones! He was arrested with 15 pounds of Bernd’s body still in the freezer.

At first, Meiwes got off with just an 8 and a half year sentence because “he was a willing partner”. Later, German court ordered a retrial after prosecutors appealed his sentence. They believed he should have been convicted of murder. He was finally convicted of murder and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

Since entering prison, Meiwes has become a vegetarian and has joined a prisoners' group favoring Green Party politics showing remorse for what he has done.

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