Accused of raping and then killing his ex-girlfriend before eating her organs, an Indiana man was found guilty six years after the massacre, CBS and the New York Daily News reported .
Tammy Jo Blanton, 46 at the time and stabbed at least 25 times, was found dead in her bath in Jeffersonville on September 11, 2014. Joseph Oberhansley was at the residence in possession of a pan and a plate , on which apparently were pieces of skull and bones.
Oberhansley was convicted of murder and burglary. He was not found guilty of rape.
Blanton had broken up with the man shortly before the tragedy. He was 38 at the time of the crime. She was so afraid of him that she had changed the locks on her house. Before the carnage, she had already called 911, scared to see her ex try to enter his residence.
Jefferson police then intervened and forced Oberhansley out of the area. But on the morning of September 11, the man did not show up for work and police returned to the scene, where they found Blanton's body mutilated.
Oberhansley first confessed to his murder that day before changing his story, saying he did not know who ate the woman's organs. He was originally scheduled to appear in court in 2016, but was declared unfit to appear and his trial was postponed. A first trial finally began in 2019. After invalid testimony, a new trial began on September 11, 2020 and concluded this week.