|Herbert Mike Merritt, right, listens as the state begins their closing arguments Tuesday, March. 29, 2011. Merritt is charged with the June 2008 first-degree murder of Anthony Laymond 'Tony' Ford, at the Friends Sports Bar and Grill. At left are defense attorneys Phil Lomonaco, bottom and John Young, top.|
A Tennessee man has been convicted of killing a man in a bar and eating his flesh.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that jurors Tuesday convicted Herbert Mike Merritt of first-degree murder. Merritt shot Anthony Laymond "Tony" Ford six times before stabbing him and carving out a piece of his chest cavity. The 49-year-old Merritt thought he was eating a piece of Ford's heart, but instead ingested a portion of the dead man's lung.
Merritt must serve at least 51 years in prison. He contended he suffered a psychotic break when he killed Ford and was insane. Jurors deliberated five hours before finding him guilty.（点击美国《诺克斯维尔新闻哨兵报》查看原文）
(China.org.cn April 2, 2011)