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Sunday 23 November 2014

German charged over Internet death

A German police officer has been charged with murder over the death and dismemberment of a man he met on the Internet
A German police officer has been charged with murder over the death and dismemberment of a man he met on the Internet

A German police officer has been charged with murder over the death and dismemberment of a man he met on the Internet.

Dresden prosecutors' spokesman Lorenz Haase said the suspect has been charged with murder and disturbing the peace of the dead, news agency dpa reported.

The man, identified only as Detlev G in keeping with German privacy rules, was arrested in November on suspicion of killing a 59-year-old who had fantasized about being killed and eaten. He maintains that the victim, who was strangled, killed himself.

Prosecutors accuse the suspect of killing the victim on November 4 out of sexual motives, chopping up the body and burying the remains in his garden.

Authorities say there is no evidence that he ate parts of the victim and he denies doing so.

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