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Face-Biting Murder Suspect Won't Face Death

Prosecutor says decision comes after 'careful review of the case'

(Newser) - Austin Harrouff, the Florida man accused of eating the face of one of his two alleged murder victims during what his lawyer calls "a psychological break," will not face the death penalty if convicted. Assistant state attorney Jeff Hendriks says the decision not to seek the death penalty... More »

'Cannibal' Victim Speaks: 'He Chewed Up My Face'

Ronald Poppo describes Rudy Eugene's attack

(Newser) - In a police interview from last month obtained by CBS Miami , Ronald Poppo gives a chilling—but surprisingly calm—account of Rudy Eugene's cannibalistic attack on him on a Florida causeway. "He just ripped me to ribbons," Poppo says. "He chewed up my face. He plucked... More »

Miami Face-Eater Knew Victim

Eugene met Poppo when he volunteered with Miami homeless

(Newser) - The horrific Miami face-eater case has taken yet another bizarre turn. Rudy Eugene, the 31-year-old man shot dead by police as he growled and chewed off a homeless man's face, met his victim years earlier when he was doing community work feeding the homeless, the Miami Herald reports in... More »

Face-Gnawer Nailed in China

Drunken bus driver attacks woman in Wenzhou

(Newser) - America's zombie apocalypse seems to have infected China. A bus driver drinking with friends during lunch in the city of Wenzhou in southeast China suddenly ran into the streets, pounced on a random woman, and began gnawing on her face until bystanders pulled him away, according to officials. The... More »

Face-Eating Victim Awake

Ronald Poppo walking in hospital

(Newser) - Ronald Poppo has lost his nose, his eyes are bandaged over, and he has scabs across most of his face—but he's "awake and alert," doctors say. A photo shown to reporters portrays Rudy Eugene's face-eating victim walking in the hospital with the staff's support,... More »

No Actual Flesh Found in Stomach of Miami Face-Eater

Autopsy finds undigested pills, but what kind not known yet

(Newser) - Whatever the cause of Rudy Eugene's horrifying attack on a homeless 65-year-old in Miami two weeks ago, it looks like he was not actually eating Ron Poppo's face. No human flesh was found in Eugene's stomach, according to preliminary autopsy results, reports the New York Daily News... More »

Louisiana Cops Bust Another Face-Chomper

Victim survives bites; but bath salts are again suspected

(Newser) - More evidence for those fearing a zombie epidemic: Yet another man has been arrested over face-eating, and once again, bath salts are reportedly involved. This time, a Louisiana man "bit a chunk" off his ex-wife's husband's face, police say. Carl Jacquneaux bit Todd Credeur multiple times, "... More »

Girlfriend: I Felt Safe With Face-Eater

Eugene was religious, only smoked pot: Yovanka Bryant

(Newser) - The woman who dated the Miami man shot to death by a police officer as he chewed off a vagrant's face said she always felt "safe" with him. Rudy Eugene, 31, was religious, never violent, and the strongest drug he used was pot, insisted Yovanka Bryant, who dated... More »

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