Nicolas Cocaign

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French Cannibal Gets 30 Years

Court rejects lung eater's insanity defense

(Newser) - A French con who killed his cellmate and fried up the man's lung with garlic has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, where he presumably won't be sharing a cell. The court—rejecting a defense argument that Nicolas Cocaign should be found not guilty by reason of insanity—ruled... More »

'Hannibal Lecter' Trial Stuns France

Man who ate cellmate's lung blames prison system

(Newser) - The trial of a man accused of cooking and eating part of his cellmate has put the spotlight on France's overcrowded prison system. Prosecutors say Nicolas Cocaign killed his victim with a pair of scissors in a dispute over the cell's toilet, pulled out one of his lungs—believing it... More »

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