A crime has been committed. What would you do? This is the question that German cannibal Armin Meiwes had to answer when he was arrested and charged with killing and eating a 16-year-old girl. Meiwes, who admitted to slaying, cooking and eating the girl, sent shockwaves through the world when police released a gruesome crime scene photo of the victim’s remains on their website. The photo shows the victim’s partially clothed body hanging from a hook in Meiwes’ basement. Her limbs are protruding from several mutilations that have been carried out on her body.
What would you do if you saw this image? Would you be repulsed or even horrified? And if so, why? These are difficult questions to answer, but they are indicative of the moral dilemma we face when confronted with graphic images like these. Take a look at this crime scene photo and see if you can come up with any answers to these questions.
Background on Armin Meiwes
Armin Meiwes, the man convicted of cannibalism after eating and torturing a young man he met on the internet, was born on March 9, 1975 in the town of Eschwege, Germany. After completing high school in 1993, Meiwes studied law at the University of Tuebingen but quit after one year to try his hand at working as a freelance web developer. In 1996, Meiwes moved to Cologne where he began working as a computer consultant.
In 2001, Meiwes relocated to Berlin where he worked as an IT manager for a software company. However, he quickly lost interest in his job and spent more and more time surfing the internet and chatting with strangers online. On December 31st, 2001, while chatting with a stranger who called herself ‘Karen’, Meiwes met 24-year-oldBernd Jürgen Brandt Jr., also known as ‘Der Großmann’. Brandt was living in Berlin and had recently lost his job as a courier due to ill health. The two men soon became friends and began talking about cannibalism over webcam chat sessions.
On January 14th, 2002, Brandt invited Meiwes over to his home for dinner. At first everything went according to plan – Brandt cooked dinner for the two men while they chatted online – but things took a turn for the worse when Brandt suggested thatMeiwes eat some ofBrandt’s meat. After some hesitation
The Crime Scene Photos
Armin Meiwes, the man convicted of killing and eating a willing victim in 2001, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday. The gruesome crime scene photos from the trial are now available to the public for the first time.
Analysis of the Photos
The photos that were taken of the crime scene following Armin Meiwes’ gruesome murder were released to the public by the Bavarian State Police. The photos show a grisly scene, with blood everywhere and what appears to be a human leg severed at the knee.
At first glance, it seems as if the victim was skinned alive. However, further examination of the photo reveals that there may have been an accidental discharge of a firearm nearby, which caused the damage to the victim’s flesh.
Investigators are still trying to determine who killed Armin Meiwes and why. They are also trying to determine whether he was sexually assaulted before he was killed.
Armin Meiwes is currently on trial for the gruesome murder of Kerstin Luxe. If convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in prison. So far, the prosecution has done an excellent job of painting a damning picture of this evil man. However, part of me still can’t help but wonder about the details that haven’t been made public yet. What was it like inside Meiwes’ house on that fateful day? Did he confess to any of his friends or family members? And what about that infamous crime scene photo – is it really as gruesome as people are making it out to be? I’ll just have to wait and see how the trial plays out before I can make a final judgement on Armin Meiwes – but one thing is for sure: he’s definitely one creepy dude!
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