Cannibalism hasn't appeared on this site for a while, so it's good of Germany to offer another case of humans eating people. A court found a former police officer guilty of preparing a Polish man for meals. It's a fascinating, sad story, with many details worthy of horror film.
He was accused of cutting the body into small pieces and burying them in his garden, making a macabre home video in the process...
The defence argued that Stempniewicz had a death wish and had already hanged himself in Guenzel's cellar "S&M studio" before he took a knife, then an electric saw, to the gagged-and-bound man.
Investigators have been unable to determine the cause of death definitively because of the poor condition of the corpse.
They have, however, been able to ascertain that the pair had extensive contact online and by telephone before finally arranging their date on 4 November 2013.
The video Guenzel made was played during the trial, at one point showing him covered in blood while mutilating the corpse. "I never thought I would sink so low," he can be heard murmuring.
Infocult first noted German cannibalism starting way back in 2003.
(thanks to Clyde)