Updated: Aug 24, 2019
*Hat Tip: Kevin D.
An Indiana cannibal accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body — including her heart and brain — savagely mutilated the woman after she ended their relationship days earlier, a prosecutor told jurors. Joseph Oberhansley, 38, left the dismembered body of Tammy Jo Blanton, 46, in a bathtub in her Jeffersonville home in September 2014 with 25 stab wounds or blunt-force injuries just days after she broke off their relationship and changed her locks, Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull told jurors Wednesday during opening statements in Oberhansley’s murder trial, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports.
But jurors need to question whether a person who ate parts of his ex-girlfriend is “thinking right,” defense attorney Bart Betteau said Wednesday. “All I want you to do is to keep an open mind,” Betteau told jurors, adding that more gruesome details in the case will follow. “[The prosecutor] told you about a few statements, select evidence. But there’s going to be a whole lot more.” Oberhansley’s trial is scheduled to resume early Thursday.