A man on trial in Russia told the court that he was trying to "get inspiration to write poetry" when he allegedly killed and then ate a part of his girlfriend.
On March 8, 2017, Dmitry Luchin went to his girlfriend Olga Budunova's apartment in Valdai to celebrate International Women's Day over some "romantic" drinks of wine, reported the Mirror.
Sometime during their date, the 21-year-old allegedly decided to kill his 45-year-old lover by smashing her over the head with a wine bottle an astounding 25 times.
According to Metro, Alexandra Dedova, a witness at the crime scene who heard Luchin's initial testimony to the police (a common practice in Russia), said that he used blood from Budunova's cracked skull to draw a sign on her door in order to "summon the devil."
"He waited for five minutes, but the devil did not appear," said the 21-year-old.
"Next he took the meat cleaver and smashed her skull to the brain. He cut pieces out of her brain. He roasted and ate them…. Then [he] poured a glass of her blood and drank [it]."
Next, according to prosecutor Olga Bondarenko, he "cut out her stomach, and chopped off her ears."