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Charging Documents Outline Alleged Joppa Cannibalism

A Joppatowne man is charged with first-degree murder after allegedly killing a man who shared his home then eating part of the dead man's brain and heart.

in what one state prosecutor termed a "grisly" murder.

Alexander Kinyua, 21, of 535 Terrapin Terrace in Joppatowne, has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault.

According to charging documents, Kinyua—a Morgan State University student—told detectives he killed Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, cut him up with a knife, then ate part of the dead man's heart and brain before hiding body parts in his basement.

A full copy of the charging documents is attached to this article.

Agyei-Kodie and Kinyua shared the Terrapin Terrace residence along with Kinyua's mother, father, brother and sister, Major Doug Verzi of the said during a news conference Thursday afternoon.

At Kinyua's bail review hearing, Assistant State's Attorney Trenna Manners asked Harford County District Court Judge John Dunnigan Thursday to continue to hold Kinyua without bail due to "the grisly nature" of the crime.

Kinyua allegedly stowed the dead man's head and hands in his basement while dumping the rest of his remains in a dumpster near Town Baptist Church on Trimble Road.

Police have not yet identified a motive for the crime, Verzi said.

Kinyua's father . He told police his roommate had last been seen the previous day.

Hazzard Native June 01, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Thank you Kirsten for staying up on this story!
Peg June 01, 2012 at 12:24 PM
This is unbelievable! What is wrong with people?
Bernadette June 01, 2012 at 01:03 PM
I guess it's true that zombies exist. I think this is the second or thrid case.
Kraken Attack June 01, 2012 at 01:14 PM
I feel sorry for the son and father of the perpetrator. I can't imagine how horrifying it would be to discover that, on top of knowing it was a member of you're family. I hope they, the perpetrator and those immediately affected can find some peace.
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what does the Vice-Czar position pay?
Mary Ellen Murray June 01, 2012 at 05:32 PM
We all need to have compasion for the affected familes. Although I do not know Alex, I know the parents and the younger children in the Kinyua family and they are very nice, warm, caring people. I cannot imagine what they must be going through. The families will be forever impacted by this. The neigborhood is here to help and support the family in any way we can.

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