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Court Orders Retrial for Convicted Cannibal

April 23, 2005|From Times Wire Reports

A German court ordered a retrial for a man convicted last year of killing and eating another man, giving prosecutors a chance to get a tougher sentence than the one imposed last year by a lower court.

Armin Meiwes was sentenced in the city of Kassel to 8 1/2 years for manslaughter in the 2001 death of Bernd Brandes, 42. Meiwes confessed but claimed that the victim had agreed to be killed.

Prosecutors appealing that sentence said he should be given a life sentence for murder. No date for the retrial was given.

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