Man who killed his ex-girlfriend and ate parts of her body is jailed for life

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Man who killed his ex-girlfriend and ate parts of her body is jailed for life


A man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Joseph Oberhansley, of southern Indiana, was found guilty on September 18 of murder and burglary following the death of Tammy Jo Blanton.

Clark Circuit Judge Vicki Carmichael sentenced Oberhansley based on a jury recommendation.

The body of Ms Blanton, 46, was found at her home on the morning of September 11, 2014, badly mutilated.

She had suffered more than 25 sharp force injuries and multiple blunt force injuries, authorities have said.

Oberhansley testified that “two black guys” had been at the victim’s home when he arrived at around 4am that day.

He claimed they were responsible for Ms Blanton’s death and of knocking him out.

He awoke when police knocked on the door looking for the victim.

Oberhansley also was sentenced to six years to be served concurrently on the burglary charge, the News and Tribune reported.

Prosecutors dropped an attempt to seek the death penalty last year.

Jurors were drawn from Allen County in north-eastern Indiana because of the intense media coverage the case has received in the southern part of the state.

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