Thursday, December 04, 2003

Model "Old European" Citizen:
"A man who killed another man and then ate his victim's flesh was put on trial for murder in Germany Wednesday," Voice of America reports.

"Tough legal questions"? Call us a simplistic American, but we'd say what to do with this guy is pretty simple: Lock him up and put him on a strict diet of bread and water. But in Germany they're much more sophisticated:

Federal prosecutors have charged Mr. Meiwes with "murder for sexual satisfaction." If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in jail.

But his lawyer wants a verdict of "killing by demand," arguing his victim wanted to be killed. That crime carries a five-year jail term. The lawyers also argue that cannibalism is not a crime under German law.

Fifteen years is the most this guy will spend behind bars?

VOA also reports that psychiatrists say the defendant is "sexually disturbed." What would we do without psychiatrists?


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