Joseph Oberhansley faces new charge

Cannibal Killer Accused Of Stabbing Girlfriend To Death, Then Eating Organs, Furious After Judge Added Rape Charges, Claims He’s ‘Too Handsome To Be A Rapist’

Cannibal killer Joseph Oberhansley, 34, of Indiana, who is accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death just before sawing open her body to eat her brain, heart, and lungs, is furious after a judge added rape charges, according to the Mirror.

However, Oberhansley claims he did not rape his girlfriend, and that he was “too handsome to be a rapist.”

In September, 2014, Oberhansley was charged with murdering his 42-year-old girlfriend, Tammy Jo Blanton. Upon his arrest, he confessed to police officials that he had broken into her apartment and stabbed her to death, just before sawing open her body to eat her brain, heart, and lungs.

When Tammy didn’t show up for work, her co-workers called the police and asked if they’d send a police officer over to her home. When police arrived at her home at Locust Street at 10 a.m., they knocked on her door.

Oberhansley answered the door.

Police officials noticed how strange he was acting. When they discovered Tammy’s dismembered body in her bathtub, submerged under bloodied water, it all made sense why is behavior seemed odd.

“The front of the victim’s skull appeared to have been crushed and brain tissue appeared scattered around the bathtub,” documents stated.

According to the Courier Journal, the motive behind the killing have not been determined.

“I’ve never seen such bulls***,” Oberhansley said aloud as the judge read his new rape charges. “Excuse my language. They keep falsifying s**t. There’s a lot of lies and deception going on here.”

Prosecutor Jeremy Mull suggested to the judged that he add a rape charge after receiving the results – which have not been shared with the public – from the Indiana State Police Laboratory.

If Oberhansley is found guilty of raping, murdering, and eating Tammy’s organs, he will be facing capital punishment.

Prior to Tammy’s murder, Oberhansley had spent 14 years in prison for murdering another girlfriend who resided in Utah. He was released from prison in 2012.

Since the cannibal killer’s arrest, he had been placed in a maximum security cell, which requires 23 hours of confinement.

It was requested that Oberhansley be removed from maximum security and placed with the general population, but Judge Vicki Carmichael denied the request. He will have to sit in Clark County Jail, isolated from the rest of the inmates.

Oberhansley’s trial date for the rape and murder of Tammy Jo Blanton will begin August, 2016.

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