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Armin Meiwes is arrested for eating his internet date

A stock photograph of a censored internet chat room


Possibly only in the internet age could Armin Meiwes have satisfied his fetish for flesh in the way that he did. It was through a chat room about cannibalism that he put out his request for a volunteer victim to kill and eat.

Disturbingly, he had more than one response. And he had had one of them for Christmas dinner the year before. When the flesh from that ran out, he posted another request which this time lead to his arrest...