Hannibal Lecter Mask Seized From Stabbing Suspect
Dylan Quick says he fantasized about cannibalism since age 8
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2013 8:27 AM CDT
Dylan Quick being escorted by Harris County Sherrif's Office investigators after being questioned, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Houston.   (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

(Newser) – It sounds like the Texas student accused of stabbing 14 classmates on Tuesday was even more unbalanced than police first realized. Dylan Quick told investigators he has fantasized about cannibalism, necrophilia, and cutting off people's faces and wearing them like masks since age eight, reports KHOU-TV. Police also said they had searched the home of Quick's parents and confiscated a Hannibal Lecter mask, an animal dissection kit, and books about serial killings. According to the warrant, Quick "sharpened various instruments such as a hairbrush and pencils to use as weapons."

Also from the warrant: "Mr. Quick stated that last week he research the internet about mass stabbings on his personal computer." Meanwhile, his attorney says that Quick doesn't fully understand the seriousness of the charges he faces, according to another KHOU report. 'He was able to talk to me, but he is also telling me things that (need to be) evaluated," says the lawyer. KHOU adds that Quick reportedly disappeared in 2011, sending a text to his parents threatening to commit suicide "if I continue to live at your house"; he was later found unharmed on the Lone Star campus.

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Chatsworth
Apr 14, 2013 12:54 PM CDT
He doesn't understand the seriousness of the charges against him?Not another insanity defense, please.He stabbed people and hurt them severely.He should be stabbed with an x-acto knife 100 times.Then he will understand.
PeopleareDUMB
Apr 13, 2013 2:02 PM CDT
Why isn't Obama screaming and crying for knife control now?? Pretty sure those are much more accessible then any gun. I bet most people leave their knives on the counter or in a drawer that isn't being attempted to have it concealed and hard to find. Come on you idiot Obama!!!! LETS GET THIS STARTED TO BAN ALL KNIVES!!!!
uthink
Apr 12, 2013 4:38 PM CDT
A Clockwork Orange anyone?