Armin Meiwes


Armin Meiwess is known for killing and eating a voluntary victim that he found on the internet.  He supposedly began eating his penis and proceeds in eating a huge part of her flesh.  He is dubbed as the Master Butcher and the Rotenburg Cannibal.  He also works as a computer technician.

He allegedly posted an advertisement online looking for a willing person to volunteer for slaughtering purposes.  The advertisement reads:  "looking for a well-built 18- to 30-year-old to be slaughtered and then consumed". Engineer from Berlin named Bernd Jurgen Armando Brandes was the one who answered the call.  But before him there were many other individuals who answered to the advertisement but later backed out, which is totally fine with Meiwes as he does not want to force them in doing things that they do not like.

The butchering of the engineer was videotaped and was presented to the court.  It shows that Brandes also attempted to eat his own penis, but it is too tough.   Meiwess also gave him a large amount of pain killer and alcohol plus 20 tablets of sleeping pills in order to have a painless death.

Meiwess sliced the flesh of Brandes and stored some of them in the freezer.  He was able to consume the body for the next 10 months. Based on the trial, Meiwess committed the crime for his own sexual enjoyment.

He was arrested in December 2002 after a college student reported his new advertisement that is posted online.  The authorities searched his house and found human remains and video tapes containing the gory incident.  He was given a life sentence on May of 2006.

Prior to this event, Meiwes was said to be used in the analysis of the cannibalistic incident that happened in 1998 and 2000.

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