Friday, July 2, 2010

Sans Fava Beans, Chianti

A French inmate who killed his cellmate then ate part of his lung raw before cooking the rest was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murder. Nicolas Cocaign, 37, requested psychiatric treatment in 1998 and to be placed in isolation in 2006. His lawyer said Cocaign is aware of his impulses and noted the "failure of the psychiatric, penitentiary, and social system" in his court argument.

Cocaign was quoted as saying, "What I did, I liked doing."

Nicolas Cocaign and cellmate, Thierry Baudry argued in January of 2007 when Baudry refused to wash his hands after using the restroom. Cocaign strangled him, then split open his chest with a razor blade and ripped out a chunk of the dead man's lung, thinking it his heart. He ate the piece raw, then cooked the rest.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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