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French Prisoner Charged with Cannibalism


— January 5, 2007

A French prisoner has confessed to killing his cellmate and then eating part of the man’s body, a prosecutor said Friday.

Nicolas Cocaigne — who was charged with cannibalism and murder — claimed he stabbed his victim with scissors and suffocated him with a plastic bag before removing his heart and eating it, according to the prosecutor’s office in Rouen.

But an autopsy of the victim’s body later revealed that two chest muscles and part of his left lung — not his heart — were missing, the office said.

If I went to the trouble of killing a guy, ripping out his heart, and eating it, only to find out that I had eaten part of his lung instead, I’d be fuckin’ pissed. Details here from the AP via CBC News.


A French prisoner has confessed to killing his cellmate and then eating part of the man’s body, a prosecutor said Friday.

Nicolas Cocaigne — who was charged with cannibalism and murder — claimed he stabbed his victim with scissors and suffocated him with a plastic bag before removing his heart and eating it, according to the prosecutor’s office in Rouen.

But an autopsy of the victim’s body later revealed that two chest muscles and part of his left lung — not his heart — were missing, the office said.

If I went to the trouble of killing a guy, ripping out his heart, and eating it, only to find out that I had eaten part of his lung instead, I’d be fuckin’ pissed. Details here from the AP via CBC News.

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