Chicago, IL | A man suspected of killing 12 people and eating their corpses in the Chicago area is victim to a “rare eating disorder” according to his lawyer and cannot fully be blamed for his actions.
Jason Vernon Hicks who was apprehended this week with 320 kilos of human meat in his freezer raised the suspicion of local authorities after the disappearance of several pizza delivery men working in the area in the past month.
Hicks is also believed to be behind the disappearance of two young paperboys, three mail carriers, several delivery men and two of his ex-girlfriends.
“My client suffers from a rare eating disorder. His craving for human blood and flesh is uncontrollable,” his lawyer argued, claiming his client needed psychological help.
Calling for takeout
Jason Vernon Hicks who was forced to wear a facial shield in court after trying to bite several law enforcement agents admitted in court his modus operandi was to prey on delivery men.
“I first realized that the food they would bring me was far less appetizing than the delivery men themselves,” he told judge Brown in court, visibly unmoved by the fate of his victims.
“I would just order takeout but half of the time I would end up eating the delivery men instead,” he added.
“If I was hungry for Mexican, I would order Mexican takeout. If I was hungry for Indian or Chinese, I would order accordingly. Each race has its peculiar taste” he instructed the judge, emotionless.
Not giving head
When asked by the judge why he had killed two of his ex-girlfriends he said he became annoyed with them because they would not perform oral sex on him.
“I got really pissed, they just wouldn’t give me head. What’s the point of going out with a girl if she won’t even give you a decent blowjob” he told the judge, angrily.
“My other victims, I did not know them, they didn’t deserve what happened to them. But those two girls, they sure deserved what they got” he said in court, unapologetically.
According to legal experts, Jason Vernon Hicks could face multiple life sentences for murder but will not be charged for cannibalism as no law officially prohibits the practice in the United States.