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Hephaestion
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posted 16 April 2005 11:49 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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(Berlin) German prosecutors are demanding a new trial for a gay German who slaughtered and ate a date he met on the internet in 2001.

Armin Meiwes escaped a murder conviction last year when a court sentenced him to eight and a half years in prison on the lesser charge of manslaughter. With good behavior Meiwes could be back on the internet looking for more gay men to slaughter and consume in four years.

Prosecutors want Meiwes, dubbed the 'Cannibal of Kassel' after the town in which the murder occurred, behind bars for life. Shortly after the trial they appealed the sentence. Meiwes' lawyer wants the manslaughter conviction reduced so that he could emerge from prison earlier.

This week at Germany's appeals court in Karlsruhe the federal prosecutor argued that the trial court had erred and called for a new trial.

"For the accused, it was only about fulfilling his fetish for human flesh," federal prosecutor Lother Senge told the appeals court.

"His crime sank to the lowest possible level in moral terms. His victim was reduced to a mere object as a result of his perverted desires. There were several aspects of the case which imply murder and these have been ignored. He will kill again if he gets the chance."



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Nanuq
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posted 16 April 2005 09:59 PM      Profile for Nanuq   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
So long as he only kills and eats willing victims, what's the problem?
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beluga2
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I believe assisted suicide is illegal in Germany.
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Screaming Lord Byron
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posted 17 April 2005 07:42 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I still can't conceive of a fetish that involves people wanting to be eaten.
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