Cannibal ate 90-year-old's heart, tongue

2013-12-20 21:43
Jeremy Rimbaud, the former soldier suspected of having eaten the heart and tongue of a 90 year old man arrives for trial at the Pau courthouse, in Pau, southwestern France. (Gaizka Iroz, AFP)

Jeremy Rimbaud, the former soldier suspected of having eaten the heart and tongue of a 90 year old man arrives for trial at the Pau courthouse, in Pau, southwestern France. (Gaizka Iroz, AFP)

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Pau - A former French soldier who killed a 90-year-old man in southern France apparently to eat his heart and tongue was charged on Friday over the death.

Jeremy Rimbaud, 26, was charged with murder and attempted murder for attacking another man on 15 November, the day he bludgeoned the elderly man to death, said Sebastien Ellul, the deputy prosecutor in the southern town of Pau.

Rimbaud owned up to the murder to investigators and said he ate his victim's heart and tongue.

He also said he heard voices in his head.

Some remains of cooked meat were found on a plate with some beans next to the 90-year-old's body.

Post-mortem tests have shown that a part of the heart and the tongue were ripped out, but it is not yet clear if the meat found was of human origin.

Rimabud served in Afghanistan, and according to his former colleagues at the Marine Infantry Tank Regiment, he had posed no problems during his posting.

He had been in a psychiatric facility since 21 November. Experts say he could be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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