The Straits Times
Published on Aug 22, 2014

German cop in dock over cannibalism website killing


DRESDEN (AFP) - The trial of a German police officer accused of murdering a willing victim he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists starts on Friday in the eastern city of Dresden.

In a macabre case that captured global attention, prosecutors say the 56-year-old defendant, Detlef Guenzel, killed the man at his home last November, then cut his body into small pieces and buried them in his garden.

The dead man, 59-year-old Polish-born Wojciech Stempniewicz, had met Guenzel the month before on a website where users share slaughter and cannibalism fantasies.

A click on a dialogue box allows participants to say if they would like to take their experiences beyond the realm of the imagination.