A ‘cannibal’ instructor faces charges of murdering and eating his date.
A TEACHER has been charged with murder in Germany after allegedly eating a man he met on a date.
Last September, Stefan Trogisch, a 44-year-old power line worker, vanished in Berlin. His body pieces were eventually discovered in various sites throughout the city.
Prosecutors assert Stefan R, a 41-year-old math and science teacher who lived nearby, assassinated Trogisch.
On the night Trogisch went missing, the two were supposed to meet through a homosexual dating website.
Trogisch was murdered and his body dismembered with a saw by the secondary school teacher.
Stefan R then allegedly ate a portion of his corpse and dumped some of his bones about Berlin.
Trogisch’s flatmates reported him missing on September 5, 2020.
Two months later, dog walkers in Berlin discovered his leg bone in a park.
In the days that followed, more body pieces were discovered, and police dogs led their handlers to Stefan R’s flat.
The apartment contained 25kg of caustic soda, which can disintegrate human tissue.
There was also a saw and an empty freezer with blood evidence.
According to the investigators Stefan R used Google to look up terms related to cannibalism.
On November 18th, 2020, the teacher was arrested and charged with murder on May 18th, 2021.
Stefan R has declined to speak on the charges against him since his trial began today.
“He will not become involved at this point,” said Kristina Beulich, one of his defense attorneys.
The judge halted the proceedings, which will resume on August 17.
The decision is expected on October 21.