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German "cannibal Killer" Sentenced To Life

German Cannibal Killer

06/27/11 09:41 AM ET   AP

BERLIN -- A 26-year-old German man dubbed the "cannibal killer" after he confessed to eating the flesh and drinking the blood of one of his teenage victims has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Jan O., whose last name was withheld in accordance with German privacy laws, was convicted in Goettingen state court of two counts of murder Monday for the November slayings of a 14-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy.

During the trial the defendant confessed to licking blood from a wound of the girl and biting flesh from her neck. He killed the boy five days later.

DAPD news agency reports Presiding Judge Ralf Guenther says the murders showed an "almost unimaginable dimension of criminality."

Defense attorney Markus Fischer says he's considering an appeal.

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