Murderer-Cannibal Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

A three judge panel in Connecticut, has found a Lynn Haven man, who killed and ate parts of a homeless Bridgeport, not guilty by reason of insanity.

The judges delivered the verdict Tuesday in the case of 35-year-old Tyree Lincoln Smith.

Smith used a hatchet to hack Angel Gonzalez to death in Bridgeport, Connecticut in December 2011.

Smith also allegedly ate part of Gonzalez's brain and eyes in a cemetery, then washed it down with a bottle of sake.

Authorities finally discovered Gonzalez's body in an abandoned building about a month later.

Smith stayed in Bridgeport for a few weeks after the killing, then caught a bus to Lynn Haven, where he was arrested in January 2012.

Smith is claiming insanity as his defense, and apparently the court agreed, committing him to a mental facility for the rest of his life.

Had he been found guilty, smith could have faced up to 60-years in prison.


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