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Published on 23 Jun 2015

Nicholas Salvador, seen here roaming gardens in London armed with a machete after beheading an elderly woman at her home in September last year, has been cleared of the murder on the grounds of insanity.
Nicholas Salvador, seen here roaming gardens in London armed with a machete after beheading an elderly woman at her home in September last year, has been cleared of the murder on the grounds of insanity.
Nicholas Salvador, seen here roaming gardens in London armed with a machete after beheading an elderly woman at her home in September last year, has been cleared of the murder on the grounds of insanity. Man cleared of beheading murder 01:28



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An internationally renowned health economist was struck at least 13 times in the head with a hammer when he was killed in Tasmania in 2012.

Western Australian academics Professor Gavin Mooney and his partner Dr Delys Weston died from catastrophic blows to the head at their rural property south of Hobart.

Dr Weston’s son Nicolau Francisco Soares, 29, has pleaded not guilty to murdering the couple on the grounds he was insane at the time.

Forensic pathologist Dr Christopher Lawrence has told the Tasmanian Supreme Court Prof Mooney’s injuries were probably caused by a combination of blows from a claw hammer and a blockbuster.

“There appeared to be at least 13 separate impacts to the head,” Dr Lawrence said.

A single blockbuster blow, or several with the hammer, to the back of the head that caused a massive skull fracture and vertebra damage would have been enough to cause death, he said.

Dr Weston received at least eight blows, one damaging the brain stem and probably causing her death.

The jury was shown graphic photos, CT scan images and diagrams produced during Dr Lawrence’s post mortem.

A chilling police walk-through video of the crime scene, at Mountain River 30km south of Hobart, showed two bodies slumped in the house’s TV room where a blood-stained blockbuster and broken hammer are seen on the floor.

A mental health report tabled from WA, where Soares lived, indicated he had been involuntarily admitted for treatment three times between 2008 and 2010.

He remained a client of the service in 2012 and had been warned to organise medication that had run out, the report said.

Professor Mooney had commented on Soares’s health to the service in a phone conversation from Tasmania.

“It’s a rather mixed bag,” he said.

An Australian Defence Force report showed Soares had twice applied to join the army, the second time just a month before the killings in December 2012.

He did not reach the required score in an aptitude test, the report said.

Soares moved from Perth to Tasmania in the weeks before the deaths to live with his mother and her partner.

The couple had bought the property the year before.

Prof Mooney had been the head of health economics at Curtin University and also held positions in Sydney, Hobart, South Africa and Denmark.

Dr Weston specialised in the political economy of global warming and held university positions in South Africa and Tasmania.




Californian gunman’s killing spree

Police have confirmed Elliot Rodger, the son of a Hollywood film director, Peter Rodger, was the gunman involved in a drive by shooting in Santa Barbara, after he stabbed and killed three people near his apartment.

Police have removed three bodies from the apartment of a 22-year-old Californian man after a killing rampage that left six dead and seven in hospital


“A living hell”: Elliot Rodger posted a video on YouTube titled Retribution in which he vowed to take revenge on girls for rejecting him. Photo: Reuters

The killer, Elliot Rodger, died after an exchange of gunfire with police. Authorities said he apparently killed himself.

He also posted a series of videos on social media, concluding with one titled Retritbution, in which he graphically described his resentment and frustration.


“You forced me to suffer all my life, now I will make you all suffer. I waited a long time for this. I’ll give you exactly what you deserve, all of you,” he said.

“All you girls who rejected me, looked down upon me, you know, treated me like scum while you gave yourselves to other men.

“And all of you men for living a better life than me, all of you sexually active men. I hate you. I hate all of you. I can’t wait to give you exactly what you deserve, annihilation.”

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Three of Elliot Rodger’s victims: Katie Cooper, Chris Martinez, Veronika Weiss. Photo: Facebook

Police have not released the names of the victims, but three families have identified their children as among those killed: Veronika Weiss and Katie Cooper, both 19, and Christopher Martinez, 20.

According to police, Rodger’s body was found with a semi-automatic handgun. He also had more than 400 rounds of unspent ammunition in his car.


The three bodies removed from his apartment are believed to be among the six confirmed dead.

They were reported to have been stabbed, while the other three were shot elsewhere.

Sheriff Bill Brown described the mass killing as a “rapidly unfolding convoluted incident”, which covers “multiple crime scenes”.


The gunfire continued for 10 minutes as the gunman made his way through the beach community in a rampage that mirrored threats made on a YouTube video posted the same night, authorities said.

Police confirmed Rodger, the son of a Hollywood film director, Peter Rodger, was the gunman.


According to US media reports, a 140-page “manifesto” outlining his plans was retrieved from the apartment. In it he described his “day of retribution”.












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NEW YORK CITY—One day last summer, New York City police officer and accused cannibal-sex plotter Gilberto Valle typed this phrase into Google: sound you make with the knife before carving.

“That is not normal,” assistant U.S. attorney Randall Jackson tells a packed courtroom Thursday, as this troubling two-week trial draws to a close. In the government’s version of the facts, Valle had been working up “practical and strategic” plans to kidnap, rape, torture, kill, and eat several women, including his own wife. This Google search shows he was looking for audio clips of knives being sharpened, utensils clanking, or whatever else might serve to whet his violent appetite. “Officer Valle is a sexually sadistic individual,” Jackson concludes. “This is a man who is sick.”

But if Valle suffers from a mental illness, no one talks about a treatment. On Thursday, the jury in the Cannibal Cop case began its deliberations. If they choose to convict, the 28-year-old father may spend the rest of his life in prison. In the view of Jackson and his fellow prosecutor Hadassah Waxman, this would make the world a safer place. “That the women were not actually kidnapped is incredibly fortunate,” said Waxman in the opening of the government’s summation. The defendant never touched his victims, nor did he ever buy the large cooking tray, the largest cooking tray, the huge cooking tray, or the smoker grill for which he’d also searched online. He never squirreled away a coil of rope or jar of chloroform, as he said he’d do in online chats. He never built a pulley apparatus in his basement, or bought a cabin in the mountains, as he’d also claimed to his alleged co-conspirators. Yet the government saw him as a serial killer in waiting.
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The fact of Valle’s failure as a kidnapper and a flesh-eater has no bearing on his guilt, of course. Some laws exist to prevent crimes before they happen, Jackson explains. As an example, he cites DUI arrests: Even if a drunken driver doesn’t end up in an accident, he puts everyone on the road at risk. The jury is left to probe the limits of this analogy—is Valle really like an inebriated motorist? A driver on the highway can be tested with a Breathalyzer: If he’s above a certain threshold, then he’s deemed a menace. But what about the sexual sadist whose mind is full of fantasy? How do you decide when those thoughts have gone too far?

That’s what makes this case so confusing and upsetting. If Valle really planned to kill his wife and friends, then he’s guilty of an enormous crime. But if he didn’t plan to kill them—if this was just intense role-playing, as his lawyers have alleged—then he is completely innocent. There’s no hazy middle ground, no legal space in which a drunken driver, for example, might be a little buzzed but not so blitzed that he’s declared a danger to society. But Gilberto Valle must be one thing or the other. He’s a monster or a martyr. There is no in-between.
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The defendant shows up Thursday morning in his dark-gray suit. Right before he sits he takes a breath, puffing out his cherubic cheeks in a deep exhale. On Wednesday afternoon, as his lawyers wrapped up their modest case, Valle pinched his nose and wiped away a tear. Now his lawyer, Julia Gatto, tells the jury that his life is ruined. “He’s lost everything,” she says, and shows a photo of the officer in his uniform, holding up the baby girl that Valle’s wife has whisked away to Reno, Nev. Valle begins to cry.

Gatto’s closing claims that Valle is a decent guy who has indecent thoughts. The problem is the mooks in law enforcement who aren’t hip to S&M. Valle’s online life is nasty, she concedes. We’ve seen his porn in open court—the ultimate embarrassment for any modern man—and Valle’s stash is pretty gnarly: He’s looked at autopsy photos of women slashed and shot; scenes of people roasting on a spit; a video of a girl who’s chained at hand and foot, with a tattoo and belly-button stud, crying out as a candle-flame effect pretends to burn her crotch. “It’s gross, no dispute,” says Gatto, but “the government simply doesn’t understand what fantasy role-play is.”

She singles out FBI special agent Corey Walsh for this attack, all but calling him a square. He’s the one who went through Valle’s hard drive and testified last week. “[Walsh] didn’t understand that stories come in different forms,” Gatto says. When the agent uncovered Valle’s online chats, detailing gruesome plans to rape and kill, he split the records into piles. According to his G-man logic, 21 of 24 were fake. Though the acts described therein were violent and illegal, Valle made it clear he wasn’t serious. He negotiated prices for a kidnapping, and described how he would use chloroform and rope to carry out the crime. He posted photos of his wife and friends, and offered them for sale. But he also gave disclaimers: “No matter what I say, it’s make-believe,” Valle wrote to one fetish friend. “I just have a world in my mind,” he told another, “and in that world I am kidnapping women and selling them.”

But the remaining chats—three of them—didn’t have those all-important caveats. At one point Valle’s partner asked him, “ARE YOU REALLY RAELLY [sic] INTO IT?” Valle typed that he was. “I am just afraid of getting caught,” he said. He’d kill and eat a girl if he could.

The government cites these back-and-forths as evidence that Valle meant to carry out his plans. Gatto says that fantasists are prone to fantasizing that their fantasies are real. It’s like “dark improv theater,” she explains: If someone asks you, “Are you for real?” then you have to say “yes” or the scene is over. Valle didn’t pause to disavow his plans in these three chats, but that doesn’t prove they’re real. Over and over again in her summation, Gatto reminds the jury that “80 percent” of Valle’s chats were designated as “fantasy.” It’s a funny piece of rhetoric, since it makes it sound as though the rest might be genuine. Also, it’s inaccurate: Agent Walsh assigned 21 of 24 to the fantasy pile—88 percent.
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Jackson, the prosecutor, smacks down Gatto’s two-piles defense. It’s not surprising, he contends, that a real-life cannibalistic killer would indulge in fantasies about cannibalistic killing. “Cops watch cop movies,” he says, “and soldiers play Call of Duty.” This sounds sensible, until you remember that cannibalistic killers aren’t quite as common as cops and soldiers. All throughout the trial, the government has had to argue that Valle’s weird, cartoonish thoughts were plans for real-world action, no matter how improbable they sound. If Valle said he’d like to roast a girl on an outdoor spit with an apple in her mouth, then that’s what he was going to do.

Some of the most damning evidence against the defendant was also the most absurd. At one point, the defense convinced the judge to exclude a portion of a chat transcript in which an online friend claimed to have purchased delicious babies from drug addicts desperate for a fix. The judge agreed that this statement, made by someone other than the defendant, might so horrify the jury that Valle would himself be blamed. But couldn’t this have gone the other way? Maybe the baby-eating detail would have convinced the jury that this was nothing more than silly make-believe for cybersex.

Search terms from the defendant’s browser history might have had the same effect. When Valle entered I want to sell a girl slave into Google, was he really looking for a buyer, or had he simply given voice to thoughts inside his head? (Later on, his wife put the phrase my husband doesn’t love me into the same computer, another case of typing-what-you’re-thinking.) Valle also looked up cases of real-life abductor-murderers, and spent some time on the Huffington Post, reading an article titled “Cannibalism Can Be Addictive, Expert Says.” And in the strangest twist of the fantasy/reality conundrum, the prosecution presented evidence that Valle had searched the phrases how to abduct a girl and how to chloroform a girl on the Internet, and that he’d also viewed a 2009 blog post on Techdirt called “If You’re Kidnapping Someone, Maybe Don’t Search Google For ‘Kidnapping.’
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Valle didn’t testify in his defense, and so he never had the chance to look the members of the jury in the eyes and tell them he’s a freak. As a self-proclaimed sexual sadist and a cop who chatted about rape and murder while sitting in his squad car, his testimony would have been too risky—Valle would have been flayed on cross-examination. So Gatto chose to feed the jury more generic facts about her client’s fetish. On Tuesday, she brought Sergey Merenkov to the stand. He’s the webmaster of a site called DarkFetishNet. It’s like an evil clone of Facebook—a social network where most of the profile pics show a woman being choked or strangled. Valle’s handle on the site was “GirlMeatHunter.”

Merenkov testified via video link from Moscow, a trim, balding 34-year-old in a black T-shirt, sitting in a leather swivel chair and sipping from an “I [heart] TEA” mug. Sexual asphyxiation is the main fetish among his site’s 4,500 active users, he explained, but cannibalism is also popular. He leaned back and gripped the chair behind his head with both hands. The site has tens of thousands of images, mostly pornographic, he continued, and these include “an ever-increasing flood of photos” of private individuals, pulled from Facebook, Flickr, or other sharing sites. Valle uploaded some of these to the site’s “What Would You Do to Her” forums.

Then Gatto calls her paralegal to the stand. A recent graduate from Barnard College, Alexandra Katz looks just like one of the girls that Valle dreamed of cooking and eating. (All of Valle’s alleged victims resemble his wife: They’re petite brunettes with long, straight hair.) To help with the defense, Katz created an account on DarkFetishNet.  She visited the site “50 to 100 times,” she says, and now she’s testifying as to how the site actually works. Gatto’s message seems to be: Even this sweet-faced college co-ed visited the site, and she’s totally OK!

It’s not clear how well the gambit works. Katz has a tendency to grin while on the stand, and she ends up seeming smug, not innocent. Still, she gives a sense of how members of the community interact. After setting up her profile, Katz received several dozen private messages. One user called “I Eat” wrote to her with the diction of a Muppet: “Would you like talk with cannibal?” he asked. She declined.

This is Valle’s world, the defense will argue in its closing. All he ever really did was “talk with cannibal,” and then “talk with cannibal” some more. Valle and his friends made plans to kidnap and eat women in online chats, but when the target dates that they had agreed upon arrived, nothing ever happened. Despite the details of his negotiations, Valle never met his DarkFetishNet friend from Asia in a Pakistan hotel, never had a Labor Day rendezvous with his British co-conspirator, and never drove a girl to New Jersey in exchange for $4,000. And no one who was involved in these “conspiracies” ever lamented the fact that these plans hadn’t come to fruition. They just kept on bantering as they had before.

In the final hour of the trial, the prosecutors assure the jury that the First Amendment is not at issue here. What Valle did “goes a thousand steps beyond yelling ‘fire’ in a crowded theater,” Jackson says. “His fantasies point to actual desires.” The closing statement takes a turn, and Jackson works himself into an eloquent lather of prudery and indignation. First he likens the defendant to a 9/11-style plotter who later claimed that he only fantasized about taking down a plane. Then he starts to argue that Valle’s fantasies weren’t sexual at all. “There’s no fun” in what Valle was doing, Jackson says. There’s no pleasure in it for him or you or me.

Jackson reminds the jury that Valle looked at autopsy photos, and pictures of naked girls on spits. According to the prosecution, these images “have no sexual value” at all. “This is not normal pornography for any human being,” he says. And as he did in his opening argument, Jackson reminds the members of the jury to use their “common sense.” Finally, he tells them what’s been at issue in the case from the very start. Gilberto Valle fantasizes about seeing women executed, Jackson announces to the court. “That’s not a fantasy that’s OK.”

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A mentally ill man who stabbed his father and sister to death in their Sydney home was never deemed sick enough to be detained despite years of bizarre and threatening behaviour, an inquest has heard.

Anthony Waterlow killed his 68-year-old father, well-known art curator Nick Waterlow, and his sister Chloe Heuston, 36, at their Randwick home in Sydney 2009.

In 2011, he was found not guilty in the NSW Supreme Court of their murders by reason of mental illness.
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An inquest at Sydney’s Glebe Coroner’s Court heard on Monday that health professionals never detained Anthony under the Mental Health Act (MHA) despite years of “bizarre and often threatening” behaviour.

“At no time … was he judged to come within the test requiring him to be scheduled under the MHA,” counsel assisting the Coroner, Peggy Dwyer, said in her opening address.

She said a major issue at the inquest would be whether Anthony should have been sectioned under the act.

The inquest heard that Anthony, who sometimes spells his name Antony, suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and believed his family was part of a plan targeting him.

It was also told that Anthony had for years suffered delusions and thought neighbours were “tormenting him”.

At one time in 2004, the inquest heard Anthony had claimed to hear neighbours talking about him and blowing smoke in his room and had thought he was being filmed and recorded.
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On another occasion, he was observed making a stabbing motion towards a neighbour’s property.

Ms Dwyer said the deaths of Nick and Chloe had “left a terrible hole” in the Waterlow family.

“They remain devastated and grief stricken by their deaths,” she said.

“They are also confounded as to how this would happen to a loving, gifted family, who had tried so hard to get Anthony help for may years.”

The inquest continues before deputy state coroner Paul Macmahon
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Nicknamed “The Vampire of Sacramento,” Richard Trenton Chase was most famous for drinking the blood of his victims and eating parts of their bodies. He killed six people over the course of one month in northern California in 1977. Chase spent time in a mental hospital after being caught capturing small animals and devouring them raw, sometimes blending the corpses with Coca Cola in a blender to make a milkshake. After being treated with anti-psychotic medications he was released, and that’s when he started killing humans.

Chase murdered six people, including two children, and engaged in sex with their bodies after he murdered them. He would also drink and bathe in their blood and eat their internal organs. Chase was finally caught in 1979 after murdering an entire family. His defense tried to get him a lesser charge due to his history of insanity, but a jury found him guilty and he was sentenced to death by the gas chamber. Chase then killed himself in jail in 1980 by saving up his prescription antidepressent medicine and taking a lethal overdose in his cell.



Though Ed Gein only confessed to two murders and does not fit the typical definition of “serial killer,” his horrific acts have made him the inspiration for countless horror stories, including Norman Bates from Psycho, Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Jame Gumb from The Silence of the Lambs.

Ed Gein lived in Wisconsin with his mother and brother. He was suspected of murdering his brother, but police could not prove it. After his mother died, Gein began visiting the local cemeteries, digging up bodies of middle aged women who he thought resembled his mother, and assembling a “woman suit” out of their skin. He eventually killed two local women, and when police came to his home to investigate they found body parts everywhere.

Police discovered human noses, vulvae, skulls made into bowls, skin masks, human heads in sacks, lamps and chairs upholstered in human flesh, organs in the refrigerator, and a belt made of human nipples.

Gein was arrested in 1957 and spent the rest of his life in a mental hospital after being ruled criminally insane. He died of heart failure and cancer in 1984 at the age of 77.


The US physician accused of killing his partner and their toddler son may have used as many as five knives to stab and slash the victims more than 100 times, prosecutors say.

King County prosecutors allege Louis Chen stabbed Eric Cooper “well over” 100 times during a deadly rampage at their Seattle penthouse apartment last week.

The couple’s two-year-old son, Cooper Chen, suffered “numerous cuts to his neck”, according to charging documents filed in King County Superior Court on Tuesday.

Dr Chen, 39, was charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder and ordered to be held without bail.

The crime is punishable by either the death penalty or life in prison without parole.

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has 30 days from Dr Chen’s arraignment, scheduled for August 29, to determine whether to pursue the death penalty against him, according to spokesman Dan Donohoe.

Charging documents indicate that Mr Cooper, 29, was found dead in the living room of the couple’s apartment with wounds to his face, neck, chest, back and hands.

The child’s body was found in a bathtub.

Police said five knives, including a butcher knife and a large kitchen knife with the blade broken off, were found in the home, all with signs of blood on them.

The two men and the child had moved into the apartment in July, and Dr Chen was scheduled to start work at Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Centre on Monday.

The bodies were discovered on Thursday after Dr Chen’s sister called the manager of the apartment complex because she had not heard from her brother since the previous Monday, August 8.

When Dr Chen opened the door, court documents allege, he was nude, semiconscious and covered in dried blood.

The manager could see Mr Cooper’s body, clad only in boxers, on the living-room floor, according to court documents.

The couple’s child was conceived with Dr Chen’s sperm and the egg of an anonymous Taiwanese woman. The child was carried by a surrogate mother, then adopted by Mr Cooper.

A friend said that by the time the family moved to Washington, the couple had already decided to separate amicably.



A boy, 15, accused of raping a four-year-old girl was living in a rented house, with no extra security aside from round-the-clock supervision, when he escaped and allegedly struck again.

The mentally impaired boy was three weeks from trial when he allegedly slipped away from a Department of Child Protection officer for 20 minutes and allegedly raped an eight-year-old boy in the regional community he was living.

The department took custody of the teenager once he was charged for the first rape in October, 2009, and removed him from the remote community where the girl was living.

They also assumed the full-time job of monitoring the boy after they did not fight a bail application when he first faced court.

Department director-general Terry Murphy today said that was a mistake.

“We can not accept the responsibility of going surety on bail if we don’t believe a child will be safe and well cared for in those circumstances and that’s what is clear in retrospect what we should have done,” he said.

“Now there is a lot of pressure from the community, of which the judiciary are a part, that young people shouldn’t be locked up and that’s not an unreasonable position.

“But clearly here, with our capacity, in a country town, where staff are difficult to get, suitable facilities are non-existent – in retrospect unfortunately we should not have accepted bail.”

Mr Murphy said the need to find separate, last-minute accommodation for the boy resulted in an ad hoc arrangement that would have cost the department “tens of thousands of dollars”.

“It was staffed around the clock by residential care officers who normally staff our hostel and it was quite close to our hostel,” he said.

“But this was a specific arrangement we put in place for this young person in a country town. And that highlights the difficulty in establishing what needed to be very secure arrangements in that sort of setting.

“Now we did our best and we kept him safe for a long time but clearly there was a lapse and that is terribly unfortunate for which the department is sorry.”

He said accepted that teenager would have had to spend two years in detention without conviction had they refused bail.

“But on a case-by-case basis it has to be judged whether we or any other agency has the capacity to keep a child and the community safe and if not, custodial detention whilst on remand is available,” he said.

The teenager’s family have given up all care of the boy, according to Mr Murphy.

He believed it was only a small handful of children, like this teenager, who posed a true threat to the wider community due to the lack of appropriate facilities to house them.

He said there was a review underway and discussions were being held with the Mental Health Commission and Disability Services Commission.

The teenager used a scooter to slip away and came across the younger boy, who was living with a foster family and had been playing outdoors among a group of children on the afternoon of August 6, The West Australian reported.

The pair of boys walked off from the group when the alleged incident occurred.

“The family of the victim are being well supported by the department,” Mr Murphy said.

“We take that responsibility very, very seriously. Of course they are very upset but we have been with them every day over the last 10 or 11 days and they will be supported as much as necessary to get through this and for the young boy to be okay.”

The teenager has now been remanded in custody at the Rangeview juvenile detention facility and will face court next week.

It has yet to be established if he is fit to stand trial.

It is the second time a mentally ill teenage boy, who had a record for committing rape, escaped the custody of the department and managed to commit a further offense against a handicapped woman.

The State Opposition has called for the development of a specialist secure facility for high risk children.

Shadow Minister for Child Protection Sue Ellery has accused the department of allowing the teenager to be placed in the community just minutes away from other children.

“Child Protection Minister Robyn McSweeney has failed to learn from the high profile case of the abuse of an intellectually disabled girl at a respite facility last year,” Ms Ellery said.

Ms Ellery said the Minister should explain why there had been no action since the distressingly similar case a year ago.

“The Ministers for Child Protection, Mental Health, Disability Services and Corrective Services must admit there is a small but high-risk group of children who cannot be cared for in a community setting,” she said.

“This boy slipped through cracks that should have been obvious when the assault on the disabled girl occurred last year.

“How many more children will be attacked before the Barnett Government acts?”

Child Protection Minister Robyn McSweeney has been contacted for comment.

Guilty … a police officer takes off the handcuffs of defendant Jan O, whose face has been blurred in accordance with German law. Photo: AFP

A German court has ruled that a 26-year-old man who murdered two teenagers, chewing on parts of one of them and drinking her blood, will never be free again.

Jan O, dubbed the “Cannibal Killer”, was given a life sentence by the court in Goettingen, central Germany.

He will be sent to a psychiatric unit and will never be released because of the danger he posed to the public.

The defendant had admitted to strangling 14-year-old Nina last November, drinking her blood and chewing bits of flesh from her neck in order, the court found, to “satisfy his sexual desires”.

Five days later he strangled 13-year-old Tobias when the boy stumbled across Nina’s body in woodland. He initially thought the boy was a girl because of his long hair.

Presiding judge Ralf Guenther said that the alcoholic and drug addict had committed “unimagineable crimes, taking a daughter from her mother and a son from his parents.”


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