Man Accused Of Murdering Ex-Girlfriend, Eating Her Organs


JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana—A man is being held without bail after allegedly revealing that he killed his ex-girlfriend and ate parts of her body.

The details of the gruesome incident were revealed during Joseph Oberhansley’s first court appearance.

Oberhansley has been accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Tammy Blanton, 46, after breaking into her home on Locust Street last week.

According to court documents, he not only admitted to the crime, but also admitted to removing and eating parts of Blanton’s brain, heart and lung: after stabbing Blanton to death, he cooked and ate the organs.

Oberhansley, now 33, spent 13 years in prison in Utah for killing his 17-year-old girlfriend and shooting his mother. He was released from prison in 2012.

The Clark county prosecutor said that Oberhansley should not have been released from jail in the first place.

This also does not mark the first occasion in which Oberhansley has been in trouble with the law in Indiana: earlier this summer, he was arrested after police said he tried to strangle a man and another time, he allegedly led police on a chase.

Blanton was the one who paid the bond to get him released.

"I'm his fiancée," Blanton told the court on July 23 prior to posting the bond.

In his court appearance on Monday, Oberhansley reportedly appeared anxious and told the judge that police have the wrong guy because his name is “Zeus Brown.”

Police and prosecutors said that the court appearance was the first time Oberhansley brought up that name.

“I don’t buy it. I think there is a motive and a reason for what you saw in the courtroom today and I don’t believe he really believes he’s Zeus Brown,” said Clark County Chief Deputy prosecutor Jeremy Mull.

Oberhansley currently faces charges of murder, abuse of a corpse and residential entry.

Blanton’s family was in court, but has declined to comment.

As reported by WLKY, prosecutors confirmed they will consider asking for the death penalty.

Sources: WHAS11, WLKY

Photo Sources: WHAS11, WLKY


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