Berlin, Feb 11: 42-year-old Armin Meiwes, a German national, has become one of the most dreaded cannibals in the country. Years after the gruesome incident, Meiwes now presented the graphic details which explained how he had eaten his gay lover alive.
Meiwes, however, claimed that he ate his lover with the consent of the latter. His partner has been identified as 43-year-old computer technician Bernd Brandes.
Meiwes allegedly ate Brandes alive and then killed him in 2001. According to Meiwes, he had met Brandes following an online advertisement which read -- 'Dinner - or your dinner' and offering ‘the chance to eat me alive.'
During an interview, Meiwes was quoted as saying, "I decorated the table with nice candles. I took out my best dinner service, and fried and piece of rump steak - a piece from his back - made what I call princess potatoes, and sprouts."
Continuing his statement, Meiwes added, "After I prepared my meal, I ate it."
The cannibal reportedly described the first bite as being ‘very strange'. During the interview, he claimed that he spent over 40 years longing for it, dreaming about it. He added that ‘the flesh tastes like pork but stronger'.
The duo reportedly met in an isolated farmhouse. After spending time together and physical intimacy, Brandes reportedly asked Meiwes to eat him alive.
Meiwes reportedly cut off Brandes' penis ‘with his agreement', and fried it for both of them to eat. Hours after, Meiwes killed Brandes by stabbing him in the neck and then chopping him into pieces. While he put parts of him in the freezer, he buried his head in his garden.
In Germany, Meiwes was the first person who was charged with murder for sexual satisfaction, or ‘love cannibalism'.
German police arrested Meiwes in 2002. A young Australian student reportedly had informed police about the incident.
Meiwes was convicted of manslaughter in 2004 and jailed for eight years. Surprisingly, Meiwes now has become a vegetarian, media reports claimed.