Cannibal who killed, cooked cop's body parts commits suicide in prison

A panel heard how notes had been found two weeks prior to the suicide, which possibly indicated suicidal thoughts


News Desk April 23, 2018
A panel heard how notes had been found two weeks prior to the suicide, which possibly indicated suicidal thoughts

A cannibal killer who murdered a police officer hanged himself in his cell weeks after notes marked "in case of my death" were found by prison staff in the United Kingdom, Mail Online reported.


Stefano Brizzi, 50, killed Gordon Semple, 59, then tried to parts of his body after cooking them, back in April 2016.


The Italian national was less than three months into his minimum 24-year jail sentence for the killing, on February 5 last year, when he was found dead.


A panel heard how notes had been found two weeks prior to the suicide, which possibly indicated suicidal thoughts.


Brizzi had invited Semple to his flat near London Bridge, where he killed him, chopped him up and attempted to dissolve his body parts in acid. With other parts, he cooked them so he could eat them.


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Letters, besides the suicidal notes, to his best friend and relatives and a handwritten will were found in the cell.


"Pieces of paperwork marked 'in case of my death', a list of staff officer's names, and some items referring to his family including a next of kin slip were found prior to his death," an official said.


"It appears to be quite unclear as to what happened after that meeting and what happened as a result and who the information was or wasn't shared with."


Meanwhile, a psychiatrist said a noose was found the day Brizzi was convicted but said he made it because he was 'bored'.


The article originally appeared on Mail Online

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