Kidnapped Blonde Murdered by Cannibal Beau: Cops

Grisly plate of flesh leads to ex-boyfriend's arrest in capital murder
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2008 4:10 AM CST
In this photo provided by the Smith County Sheriff's Department in Tyler, Texas on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, is shown Christopher Lee McCuin, 25. McCuin is in the Smith County Jail on a $2 million bond, held...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A man accused of brutally murdering his former girlfriend mutilated her and may have cooked and eaten some of her body parts, according to police. Christopher Lee McCuin, 25, has been charged with capital murder in the killing of Jana Shearer, 21, who was abducted from her Texas home last week, reports the Tyler Morning Telegraph.

Authorities said they found Shearer's body, as well as an ear boiling in a pot of water and a plate of human flesh with a fork in the home where McCuin was arrested. “This was a very violent murder," said the local sheriff. "I’m never shocked anymore, but I am surprised that human beings can actually do this to each other."