A 21-year-old Morgan State University student has been charged with first-degree murder for a cannibal-like incident, the second to occur in less than a week.
Alexander Kinyua, who admitted to eating Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie's heart and portions of his brain, was ordered to be held without bail at a court appearance on Thursday afternoon into the 37-year-old's death, according to Baltimore Sun.
Police at the Harford County Sheriff's Office were called to the home the two men reportedly shared in Joppatowne after Kinyua's family reported they had found what they believed to be human remains in the basement. Agyei-Kodie had been missing for a week at that point.
Kinyua initially denied that the remains were human, insisting that they were from an animal, but later came clean after police found the victim's head and hands on the main floor of the house, according to charging documents.
Kinyua confessed to killing Agyei-Kodie, and said that he did so by cutting him to pieces with a knife before eating his heart and portions of his brain.
He later directed police to a local church to find the rest of the remains, which were reportedly found in a Dumpster on the property.
The case follows that of Ronald Poppo's, a homeless Miami man who was left fighting for his life on Saturday after having his nose, mouth and eyes chewed off by 31-year-old Rudy Eugene.
Eugene, who some suspect may have been high on drugs during the gruesome attack, was described as a "zombie" by onlookers who witnessed him walking around naked alongside the MacArthur Causeway. He had found Poppo sleeping and attacked him before straddling him and tearing off flesh from his face.
In the latest incident it is unclear what prompted Kinyua to kill Agyei-Kodie or whether he was on drugs during the horrific attack.