Rape Charges Added For Indiana Man Accused Of Killing And Eating His Ex-Girlfriend

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (CBS Cleveland/AP) — A southern Indiana man is accused of killing and eating parts of his ex-girlfriend.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky reports a Clark County judge added a rape charge Monday for 34-year-old Joseph Oberhansley. He had already been charged with murder and abuse of a corpse in the death of 46-year-old Tammy Jo Blanton in September.

According to court documents, Oberhansley told police he broke into Blanton’s home and killed and mutilated her, then ate her heart and parts of her brain and lung.

The newspaper reports Oberhansley said aloud in court Monday that “there’s a lot of lies and deception going on here.”

Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull had asked last month for the rape charge to be added. In Indiana, aggravated circumstances needed for a jury to consider the death penalty include rape, burglary and dismemberment.

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