Crossbow cannibal Stephen Griffiths sentenced to lifeDecember 22nd, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A serial killer dubbed the “Crossbow Cannibal” has revealed that he might have been turned into a monster by the books that he has studied.
The 40-year-old Stephen Griffiths has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of a parole during the period. He was sentenced last Tuesday.
The Crossbar Cannibal has admitted to killing 3 prostitutes. Those crimes were carried out between an 11-month period. The last killing was in May and the manner of that particular killing explains his name. The Crossbar Cannibal killed his last victim with a crossbar shot and later dismembered her body and eating part of it. He then threw the remaining part of her body into the river.
The police suspect that Griffiths may be involved in several other killings later than that. They are trying to identify whether Griffiths really is a long time serial killer.
During his interrogation, Griffiths who is a Ph.D. student in criminology told the police that he was inspired by the killings of some of the 19th century murders that took place. He added that as a result, he copied some of his killing ideas from them.
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