A Michigan cannibal was convicted of killing a man named Kevin Bacon that he met on a courting app after admitting to the ugly crime final month.
Mark Latunski, 53, was discovered guilty Wednesday of first-degree homicide by Circuit Court Judge Matthew Stewart after virtually two days of testimony within the sickening case the place the cannibal reportedly instructed cops he ate half of the sufferer.
“The court finds that this is a crime of cold calculation,” Stewart stated, according to Mlive.com. “Kevin Bacon’s death was Mark Latunski’s design.”
In the uncommon diploma listening to, Stewart had a selection between first-degree homicide, second-degree homicide or manslaughter following Latunski’s open homicide plea final month, the report stated.
Latunski lured Bacon to his Bennington Township house in December the place he then stabbed the sufferer within the again and eliminated elements of physique earlier than consuming them, based on the outlet. He reportedly instructed cops he even reduce off and ate Bacon’s testicles.
The perp and sufferer met on Grindr, a courting app for homosexual, bisexual and trans males.
Shiawassee County Prosecutor Scott Koerner argued through the listening to Latunski had time to alter his thoughts earlier than he killed Bacon, based on Mlive.com. The information outlet additionally reported the prosecutor stated Latunski instructed officers he talked about shopping for a dehydrator to make jerky out of Bacon’s muscle groups.
“That’s not what Kevin wanted. Kevin wanted a fetish,” Koerner reportedly stated. “He wanted to be protected. He wanted to make sure he was going to go home.”
Latunski’s lawyer Mary Chartier stated her shopper didn’t plan on killing Bacon, and when police knocked on his door, he let cops in regardless that he knew there was a useless physique in his basement, Mlive.com reported.
“A person in Mr. Latunski’s shoes, in his mindset, has to have fully evaluated the consequences of the killing,” she stated.
Latunski additionally requested Bacon over textual content if he had medical points that might get in the way in which of their fetish, which Chartier stated he wouldn’t have finished if he needed to kill him earlier than the sufferer came to visit.
She additionally insisted her shopper didn’t perceive the gravity of his crime and that Latunski instructed police he didn’t plan something related to Bacon’s slaying, based on the outlet.
Bacon’s corpse was discovered by police hanging by the ankles from the ceiling of Latunski’s basement.
Latunski initially pleaded not guilty in an madness protection earlier than reserving course.