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Joseph Oberhansley.
Joseph Oberhansley.
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Man accused of eating woman's organs has rape added to charges

Joseph Oberhansley is charged with murder and abuse of a corpse.
May 5th 2015, 9:33 PM 26,210 0

A MAN IN the US accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating some of her internal organs is facing a rape charge in the attack.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky, reports that a Clark County judge approved adding the rape charge for 34-year-old Joseph Oberhansley.

Oberhansley is already charged with murder and abuse of a corpse in the September killing of 46-year-old Tammy Jo Blanton.

According to court documents, Oberhansley told police he broke into Blanton’s home, killed her, then ate her heart and parts of her brain and lung.

Oberhansley said in court yesterday that “there’s a lot of lies and deception going on here.”

In Indiana, the aggravated circumstances needed for a jury to consider the death penalty include rape, burglary and dismemberment.

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