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Accused Cannibal Pleads Guilty To Unrelated Attempted Murder

Alexander Kinyua pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible for the attempted murder of a fellow Morgan State student.

The Joppa man accused of killing his housemate, and eating part of the dead man's heart and brains, pleaded guilty, but not criminally responsible for an attempted murder that took place on the Morgan State campus a week before.

Alexander Kinyua entered the plea Wednesday in a Baltimore court, according to a Baltimore Sun report.

The charges stem from a May 19 incident in which Kinyua, 22, of the 500 block of Terrapin Terrace in Joppa, allegedly attacked another man with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, according to the Baltimore Sun's story.

In that case he is charged with atttempted first-degree murder and four related charges.

About a week later, police said Kinyua confessed to killing his Joppa housemate Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, who had been missing for several days. He was indicted by a Harford County grand jury on murder charges in June.

In August, Kinyua was deemed temporarily unfit to stand trial in the Harford County murder case.

Court records show Harford County State's Attorney Joe Cassilly submitted a letter to the court stating his office reviewed a report from Clifton T. Perkins Hospital, a maximum security psychiatric facility, and agreed that based on the report, Kinyua was found incompetent to stand trial.

Cassilly consented to the ruling without a hearing, according to court records.

A criminal motions hearing and jury trial initially set for November were postponed an additional 60 days to allow the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to complete their evaluations, online court records show. The case has not been rescheduled.

Ed Baranowski December 20, 2012 at 07:46 PM
We don't have to worry about the Myans End of the World prophecy. We are destroying our own society little by little. It's sad to think that Joppatowne was meant to be a safe, affordable prosperous community for hard working blue collar workers and their families back in the 1960's and now it's a dumping ground for human bodies. I hope Alexander gets the mental help he needs and never returns to Joppa after he's released by the medical doctors down the road. Was this fair justice, though for the victims?
Robert Nicholson December 20, 2012 at 11:37 PM
He has not been tried for the murders yet, according to this article. So more justice is on the way.
Robert Nicholson December 21, 2012 at 12:28 AM
What gets me is that this guy already had homicidal tendencies and makes bail. You think someone who wraps barbed wire around a bat and beats someone with it is ready for bail and to be released quickly? We don't pick up any warnings from that crap and the same system is responsible for keeping,our schools safe. Now, you tell me!
steven bradley December 21, 2012 at 10:48 AM
Can you show me where if says anything about ready for bail?
Deskboy in Miami February 27, 2013 at 08:35 PM
A baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire? I never thought of that! Brilliant! Maryland needs to outlaw baseball bats and barbed wire by the way.

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