Police: Indiana man mutilated, ate girlfriend's body
By Daniel Fredman
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Police in southeastern Indiana say they believe a man charged with murdering his 46-year-old girlfriend ate parts of her body.
Thirty-three-year-old Joseph Oberhansley was formally charged Monday with murder in the death of Tammy Blanton. He also was charged with abuse of a corpse and breaking and entering. The News and Tribune and The Courier-Journal reported that Joseph Oberhansley told Judge Vicki Carmichael on Monday that his name was Zeus Brown and that "obviously you've got the wrong guy."
Public defender Jeffrey Stonebraker was appointed to represent Oberhansley. A message seeking comment was left for Stonebraker on Monday by The Associated Press.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Oberhansley told police he ate a portion of her brain, her heart and part of a lung.