British chef sentenced in cannibalism case

October 20, 2008 2:48:04 PM PDT
A British judge says he thought cannibalism was something that vanished long ago. But no more. Judge James Stewart sentenced a chef to a minimum of 30 years in prison for killing a man with a knife, then cooking and eating his flesh. At a sentencing hearing, Stewart called Anthony Morley a dangerous man who has shown no remorse for the crime.

Morley attacked Damien Oldfield during a night the pair spent together at Morley's home in the northern city of Leeds. Stewart rejected Morley's claim that Oldfield had provoked the attack by unexpectedly initiating sexual contact after the pair had watched the movie "Brokeback Mountain" together.

Morley claimed Oldfield's actions reawakened traumatic memories of childhood sex abuse and he feared being raped. He also claimed to have no memory of the attack or what he did with the body afterward.


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