A 21-year-old electrical engineering student has been charged with first-degree murder after parts of a man’s dismembered body were found in his home a week after the man first went missing.
Alexander Kinyua confessed to police that he also ate his roommate’s heart and portions of the brain after killing him in their Joppa, Maryland town home.
This is the second deeply disturbing report of cannibalism to sweep the nation within a week. In the first, ‘Miami Cannibal’ Rudy Eugene tore off and ate most of the face of down-and-out homeless man Ronald Poppo.The Hartford County Sheriff’s office said they found the body parts while searching the town home on Terrapin Terrace in Joppa, Maryland, northeast of Baltimore, after receiving a tip from Kinyua’s father.
Police also found a human head and hands in metal tins on the house’s main floor, the Baltimore Sun reported.
According to charging documents, Kinyua admitted to eating Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie’s heart and part of his brain after stabbing him to death.
Kinyua then directed police to Towne Baptist Church on Trimble Road, where they said they found the rest of Agyei-Kodie’s remains.The 37-year-old, who had been missing for almost a week, apparently shared a home with Kinyua, though other aspects of their relationship are not immediately clear.
Kinyua’s father, Antony Kinyua, alerted a detective on Tuesday night, saying that his other son Jarrod discovered what appeared to be a human head and hands in two metal tins above the washing machine.
Horrified, Jarrod Kinyua brought his father down to the basement where Antony said he saw Alexander Kinyu cleaning out the containers.
Appearing in court, Kinyua’s defence attorney told the judge that the Kenyan-born student has strong ties to Maryland, with several family members in the area.
However, Assistant State’s Attorney Trenna Manners said the man has had a troubled past and committed a grisly crime.
For one thing, Kinyu was kicked out of Morgan State University’s ROTC program in January following a disciplinary incident.
On May 20, he was charged with first-degree assault when he allegedly beat another Morgan State student with a baseball bat and then fled into the woods. The attack appeared to be random.
According to Patch, a preliminary hearing in the assault case is scheduled for June 19.
He was held on $220,000 bond and is in the process of being expelled from his college, according to the university.
His Facebook page details a man with a troubled mind. In some posts, he wrote of how campus shootings – like that of the 2007 tragedy at Virginia Tech – were not tragedies at all, but ethnic cleansings.