Crossbow Killer: I've No Time for Human Race

He gets life for killing women
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 22, 2010 2:22 AM CST
Updated Dec 22, 2010 4:00 AM CST
Police forensic officers work in an area near Stephen Griffiths' home.   (AP Photo / John Giles, PA)
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(Newser) – A British cannibal killer who imagines himself some kind of resurrected Jack the Ripper death lord has been sentenced to life in prison for killing as many as six young women, at least one by firing a crossbow plug into her head as she tried to flee his Bradford home. Stephen Griffiths, a 33-year-old criminology doctoral student, said he cooked and ate parts of his first two victims, boiling one in a pot, and devoured the third one raw.

The court determined Griffiths was sane and fit to stand trial, though he said a "civil war" was going on in his head. He trussed up his victims, all prostitutes, and dismembered them with power tools. "I'm misanthropic. I don't have much time for the human race," Griffiths told a police investigator when he confessed to three of the murders. Click here to watch his chilling confession.

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