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Tyree Smith, Man Accused Of Eating Brain, Heads Back To Court

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Connecticut prosecutors must prove they have enough evidence to try Tyree Smith, an accused cannibal, with murder.
Connecticut prosecutors must prove they have enough evidence to try Tyree Smith, an accused cannibal, with murder.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A Floridian charged with hacking a Connecticut homeless man to death with an ax and eating some of his brain and an eyeball has pleaded not guilty to murder.

The 35-year-old Smith is charged with murdering Angel Gonzalez in Bridgeport on Dec. 15. He was arrested in his hometown of Lynn Haven, Fla., in January.

Gonzalez's relatives say Smith deserves a sentence of life in prison.

Smith's lawyer, Corrie-Ann L. Mainville, objected to a TV news crew in the courtroom. Judge Robert Devlin overruled her, saying the case has significant public interest.

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