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The tasteless crimes of 6 cannibal killers

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  • The following killers took their crimes to the next level
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The tasteless crimes of 6 cannibal killers

1. Tsutomu Miyazaki
Tsutomu Miyazaki abducted and murdered four young girls around Tokyo, Japan, between 1988 and 1989. Miyazaki killed the girls and drank their blood. He also sometimes slept next to their dead bodies. Two of the girls had portions of their remains eaten, according to authorities. He was executed in 2008.

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2. Jeffery Dahmer
Jeffery Dahmer was sentenced to 15 consecutive life terms for the murders of 17 men and boys in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area between 1978 and 1991. Not only did Dahmer have sex with some of his dead victims, but he also ate some of their remains. Dahmer was killed by another prison inmate in 1994.

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3. Peter Bryan
English serial killer Peter Bryan, a self-confessed cannibal, was sentenced to psychiatric confinement in 1993 for the beating death of a 20-year-old woman. Following his release, police say Bryan killed a friend in 2004 and was caught cooking the victim’s remains in a frying pan when authorities arrived as his home. After that death, Bryan was sent back to a mental health facility, where he went on to murder a fellow patient. Bryan was found guilty of the two murders and sentenced to life in prison.

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4. Armin Meiwes
German cannibal Armin Meiwes was sentenced to life in prison for the 2001 murder of a man he met online. Meiwes posted an advertisement online that stated, "looking for a well-built 18- to 30-year-old to be slaughtered and then consumed.” The victim, Bernd Brandes, responded to the advertisement and met Meiwes at his apartment. With Brandes’ alleged consent, Meiwes cut off the man’s penis for them both to eat. Meiwes then killed Brandes with a knife and over the span of weeks, consumed his remains.

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5. Alexander Kinyua
Alexander Kinyua, a Maryland college student, admitted to killing his roommate with an ax in 2012 and eating his heart. Kinyua pleaded guilty to the crime, but a judge found he was not criminally responsible because of mental illness. He was subsequently committed to a psychiatric hospital until he’s no longer considered dangerous.

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6. Albert Fish
In 1928, Albert Fish took a 10-year-old girl from her home in New York City and promised to take her to a party. Instead, Fish took the girl to an abandoned farm in White Plains where he killed her and dismembered her body. Fish then sent a letter to the girl’s mother detailing the girl’s death and his obsession with cannibalism. Fish was executed in 1936. 

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