Canadian claims he plotted to be cannibalized by Indian man

December 6th, 2008 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS  

Toronto, Dec 6 (IANS) A Canadian, who is on trial in Winnipeg city for killing another Canadian five years ago, has revealed he once plotted his own death at the hands of an Indian man.He says he agreed to be killed and cannibalized by the Indian man in Vancouver where he once worked as a chef. But this couldn’t happen as the Indian man left for India.

Thirty-nine-year-old Sydney Teerhuis faces second-degree murder charge for stabbing Robin Greene 68 times, having sex with his victim before and after the crime and cutting his body into eight parts on the night of July 1, 2003.

He had taken the victim, a stranger whom he had met at a bar during the day on that fateful night, into Winnipeg’s Royal Albert Hotel to commit the crime.

At his on-going trial for killing Greene, the jury this week learnt that Teerhuis allegedly agreed to be murdered and cannibalized by the Indian man in 2001, says Winnipeg Free Press.

For this purpose, he claims, he and the Indian man purchased a big pressure cooker, sleeping pills and even selected a specific date to cannibalize him.

“I told him (the Indian man) the only way I’d do it is if he kept all my bones in a trunk under his bed,” he said.

He made this claim in one of several graphic letters he wrote to a Canadian journalist covering his murder trial. The journalits handed over these letters to the jury.

The man said the plan to cannibalize him fell through when the Indian man abruptly changed his mind and left for his native India.

“I still think about him every now and then and hope someday I will run into him so he can cook me,” Teerhuis wrote in one of the letters to the journalist.

He said he later thought about involving a former roommate in a similar plot, but it didn’t work out.

“I will wait to find the right man or men who’d be willing to have me on their dinner table,” Teerhuis wrote in the letter.

The journalist, Dan Zupansky of Winnipeg city, to whom the alleged killer wrote these letters will be called for testimony next week, the newspaper wrote Friday.

The alleged killer also claimed that he would read the obituaries of young men who had recently died while he was living in Vancouver and working as a chef.

“I would go to their graves. Only once did I dig a grave and open a coffin,” he claimed in his letters to the journalist.

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