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Interview with a Cannibal

Issei Sagawa murdered an innocent woman and spent three days eating her flesh. Due to loopholes in the law, Issei is a free man to this day.

On the afternoon of June 13, 1981, a Japanese man named Issei Sagawa walked to the Bois de Boulogne, a park on the outskirts of Paris, carrying two suitcases. The contents of those suitcases, to the lament of a nearby jogger, was the dismembered body of a fellow student -- a Dutch woman named Renée Hartevelt, whom Sagawa had shot three days prior and had spent the days since eating various parts of her body.

He was soon arrested. According to reports, Issei uttered, "I killed her to eat her flesh," when they raided his home, whereupon they found bits of Renne still in his fridge.

Sagawa was declared insane and unfit for trial and was institutionalized in Paris. His incarceration was to be short, however, as the French public soon grew weary of their hard-earned francs going to support this evil woman-eater, and Issei was promptly deported. Herein followed a bizarre and seemingly too convenient set of legal loopholes and psychiatric reports that led doctors in Japan declaring him "sane, but evil."

On August 12, 1986, Sagawa checked himself out of Tokyo's Matsuzawa Psychiatric hospital, and has been a free man ever since.

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#4 - johnconnorone (12/14/2012) [-]
Watch the first 6 minutes. After that you'll thumb it because this is the morbid channel and this is morbid. Good work OP
Watch the first 6 minutes. After that you'll thumb it because this is the morbid channel and this is morbid. Good work OP
User avatar #3 - itrinx (12/14/2012) [-]
Watched the whole thing and can't understand how the **** he's still alive. Even Hitler wouldn't have keeped this man in life. Just kill it.
#2 - yourlifesucks (12/13/2012) [-]
**yourlifesucks rolled a random image posted in comment #2 at I think this channel is a waste of space **

I heard of this...I wasn't that disturbed
User avatar #11 - acfb (12/15/2012) [-]
"I want to bury my head in her armpit and die."

That's a new one.
#7 - malifauxdeux (12/14/2012) [-]
I thought it was gonna say, "VICE meets.... RICE."
User avatar #6 - snaqbar (12/14/2012) [-]
This guy. Writes books/cartoons, did porn, and has done some silly movies and somehow he's som kind of...icon?

Just THAT is pretty ******* morbid to me.

(Correct me if I'm wrong, saw it a while back and I dont wanna look it through again)
User avatar #13 - lethallizzie (12/18/2012) [-]
You have no idea how many times this was re-posted... holy crap
User avatar #12 - brigettasandra (12/16/2012) [-]
Run Rhonda! Run!
#10 - afireinsidebrad (12/15/2012) [-]
i oddly found this incredibly fascinating, because there arent really cannibals in today's society, other than scattered tribes still around, i dont find it so much disturbing as others might though, the human psyche is quite interesting
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User avatar #8 - yourdadsdad (12/14/2012) [-]
... I laughed at Japanese people are stupid.
#5 - Absolute Madman (12/14/2012) [-]
I don't understand how a "loop hole" in the system is possible.. The man just clearly stated he SHOT her. That's got to be enough to put the ****** away, I mean come on
#1 - daneman (12/13/2012) [-]
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