Brit chef jailed for 30 years for murderOctober 21st, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.21 (ANI): A British chef, who killed a man with a knife and cooked and ate his flesh, was sentenced today to minimum of 30 years in prison.
Judge James Stewart said Anthony Morley, 36, showed no remorse for killing Damien Oldfield.
“Before this case I had associated cannibalism with eras long gone, with the tale of Robinson Crusoe. No longer.You have plumbed depths rarely encountered in our court,” said Judge Stewart.
According to a British daily, Morley attacked Oldfield, 33, during a night the pair spent together in April at Morley’’s home in the northern city of Leeds.
Morley slit Oldfield’’s throat as he lay in his bed, stabbed him repeatedly and cooked some of his flesh. After mudering Oldfield, Morley walked into a nearby restaurant in a blood-spattered dressing gown, and told staff staff and police that he had killed someone.
However,in court, he claimed to have no memory of the attack or what he did with Oldfield’’s body after the murder.
Morley’’s claim that he had been provoked by Oldfield was dismissed by the judge.
The judge said the whole crime was “one of the most gruesome murders” he had ever encountered and called Morely a dangerous man who had yet to apologise for his crime.
Morley hung his head as the sentence was read. (ANI)