Cannibal Killer Gets Life
He confesses to eating flesh of one of two teen victims
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 28, 2011 12:03 AM CDT
"Jan O." in Northeim, Germany has confessed to eating the flesh and drinking the blood of one of his two teenage murder victims.   (AP photo/str/ dapd,File)

(Newser) – A German identified only as "Jan O.," who admitted eating the flesh of one of his two teenage victims, has been sentenced to life in prison. The killer, 26, confessed to licking blood from the wound of a 14-year-old girl he murdered and eating her flesh. He had lured her to the woods intending to rape her, reports the AP, but cut her throat instead, the court was told. Five days later he sexually assaulted and killed a 13-year-old boy. "I don't know what came over me," the killer told the victims' families in court. The judge said the murders showed an "almost unimaginable dimension of criminality."