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Armin Meiwes

Armin MeiwesBorn: 1-Dec-1961
Birthplace: Essen, Germany

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Criminal

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: German cannibal

Dubbed the "Hannibal of Hesse" by German news outlets, Armin Meiwes found a willing murder victim via the Internet. In 2001, Bernd Juergen Brandes voluntarily submitted himself to a painful death by stabbing, and the consumption of his body parts, starting with the penis. In January 2004, Meiwes received 8 years and 6 months for manslaughter from a German jury.

    Cannibalism 2001
    Murder 2001, charge reduced
    Manslaughter convicted Jan-2004
    Murder convicted 9-May-2006

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