An alleged 'devil worshiper,' arrested in Tennessee in charges of murder and corpse abuse, has been accused of eating up the remains of a woman after killing her.
Authorities have said Gregory Scott Hale not only killed his victim but also chopped off her head, hands and feet. After burying her torso in a burn pile outside his Tennessee home, the man – by his own admission – ate some of her remains, the CNN reported on Wednesday citing the affidavit filed against him.
The document also says that the man confessed killing the 36-year-old woman, now identified as Lisa Hyder.
The accused had reportedly offered Lisa a lift home, but instead he took her to his place. It is not clear when exactly the incident took place.
Lisa telephoned her ex-husband from a bottle shop where she worked, asking for a lift home. Her ex-husband Charles Hyder told her that once he got home he would call and come and get her, according to WAAY TV.
But by the time he reached there; Lisa, who has two young children, was dead, dismembered and partly eaten by her accused killer, who had met her at the bottle shop in Manchester -- a city of about 10,000 people, in Tennessee.
"My daughter was mangled, butchered and chopped up like a liver. There's nothing left," Lisa's father, Billy Poore told WAAY TV. "I am lost. I can't sleep, I can't eat. I'm a nervous wreck."
The alleged killer's Facebook page is filled with images and descriptions of bloodsheds, gory explanations and killing. In a recent post, Hale shared a photo that read: "I hug the people I hate so I know how big to dig the hole in my backyard."
In April, he also wrote a joke on being a vegetarian, in an apparent indication of cannibalism, new.com.au notes. "Would tha vegetarian taste like that fake soy meat like they got in sum fast food places??? (sic)," he had said.
According to Fox 17, the 37-year-old accused, at one time worked for a Coffee County meat processor. An employee told the publication that he was a strange man who would take away animal bones and eyeballs with him.