Emilio Mendoza, 27, of Stamford, Conn., has been arrested after a fight with his cousin Ruiz Clemente-Perez, 29, left Clemente-Perez in serious need of a doctor and a prosthetic earlobe.
A psychiatric hospital on the banks of the Volga river houses a serial murderer who killed, cooked and ate at least 19 young women and girls. In the 16 years Alexander Spesivtsev has been away, his apartment has only been entered three times by workers. Even his mother, who served 13 years in prison for helping him, hasn’t gone inside.
When Chinese cannibal Zhang Yongming was executed, it was for murder, but his acts go far beyond just killing. Yongming ate his victims. He also dried and cured the leftover human flesh and sold it in the southwestern village market of Kunming as ostrich meat.
Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, arrested Jaime Lynn Vigil, 21, after responding to a call early on November 27, 2012, about a disturbance at the Imperial Inn. They arrived to find Vigil, who witnesses had reported wandering through the hotel complex, covered blood. On further investigation they found a room in disarray, with the door open and an unidentified dead man in it.
Alfred ‘Alferd’ Packer guided a party of five ill-fated prospectors in Colorado in the 1800s. All but Packer died before reaching their destination. Arrested for their murders, he told many versions of what happened, including having had to cannibalize their dead bodies to survive.
Hadden Clark is a cross-dressing serial killer, necrophile and cannibal. He was convicted of the murders of Michelle Dorr, 6, and Laura Houghteling, 23, though he has confessed to many more, and claims to have killed his first victim, another boy, at the age of 14, and covered it up with the help of his father.
On October 25, 2004, during Yoo’s trial, a spectator swore at him. Yoo lunged at the man, and ten guards plowed into the ensuing brawl. He was allowed to return after he signed a statement, “I will not cause any further agitation.” Back in the courtroom, Yoo stared at the victims’ families and said, “They were abnormal women. They deserved to be caught.”
New York City Police Officer Gilberto Valle, 28, a six-year veteran of the force, was arrested yesterday, and charged with conspiracy to kidnap, which hardly describes the extent of what he seems to have been up to. According to the criminal complaint, he was planning to kidnap women in order to rape, torture, kill, cook and cannibalize them — not necessarily in that order.
On October 22, 1985, Nevada’s Supreme Court affirmed the death sentence of convicted serial killer Cole. Cole had resisted any attempts to file appeals on his behalf, but given his crimes, there weren’t that many people interested in helping the confessed murderer and cannibal.
This gentle-looking, benevolent grandfather cleverly lured children to their death, then devised recipes to eat them. This cannibal model for Hannibal Lecter is a study in criminal psychology and a true enigma. His wife thought him to be a wonderful husband and his children believed him to be a model father. What inner torments caused him to drive many spikes into his pelvis and tell people that he looked forward to his execution?