A Tennessee man identified as a Satanist who killed his estranged wife and cut up and ate part of her body has been arrested by the police and told he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Gregory Hale, from the town of Summitville, was sentenced to life without parole, after pleading guilty to killing his victim, Lisa Hyder.
Hale picked up Ms Hyder at an off-licence and took her to his home where he killed and dismembered her body.
Police were alerted after Hale asked to borrow a neighbour’s digger to bury her remains.
The couple were married for six years before splitting last year. The mother of six had a longstanding problem with alcohol and refused to get treatment for her cancer. But Charles Hyder said no matter what she had done, he loved her.
Reports said police who were alerted went to Hale’s home. Having obtained permission to search the property, police found discovered a burned torso with the hands, feet and head cut off. The body parts were found in buckets near a burn pit. Ms Hyder’s heart was found thrown into a neighbour’s garden.
Report also has it that his Facebook page was filled with disturbing, sexually explicit and grisly images, as well as references to cannibalism and Scandinavian mythology.