Police cordons block a property near Reichenau, eastern Germany Friday Nov. 29, 2013
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'Cannibalism' murderer on trial in Germany

A police officer accused of murdering a man he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists has gone on trial in Germany.

Prosecutors say Detlev Guenzel invited the man to his house where he killed and dismembered him, filming the proceedings.

There is no evidence that Mr Guenzel ate any part of the victim.

His defence lawyer told the Dresden court that the victim died willingly.

Stephen Evans reports.

  • 22 Aug 2014
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