Alexander Kinyua, a Kenyan man living in the United States, has pleaded guilty in a US court after being charged for killing his Ghanaian housemate and eating his heart and brain.
Alexander Kinyua, 22, told a Harford County judge in Maryland Monday that he killed his friend with an axe and ate his heart. But in his ruling, judge Stephen Waldron found the defendant not criminally responsible for the act due to what he termed as mental illness.
The ruling means that Kinyua, who prior to the bizarre incident was a Mechanical Engineering student at Morgan State University, will now be committed to a mental health facility indefinitely. He was quickly whisked away to the state's maximum-security psychiatric hospital after the ruling.
The court heard that on May 25 last year, Kinyua killed Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie with an axe while he slept.
He also dismembered the body, consumed the heart, hid the head and hands in the home and placed the remaining body parts in a trash bin in a nearby church parking lot.
On Monday, prosecutors made a grisly description of how the murder was committed saying they discovered a charred serving dish in which Kujoe dismembered hands and other body parts were placed.