This is probably one of the most savage stories you’ll ever hear about killing. As if it wasn’t enough that this man murdered several people, he also chopped their body parts and sold them as barbecue meat.
Yes, it absolutely sounds like a horror flick come to life but that’s exactly what happened back in the late 1990s. In a report posted online by UNILAD, Joseph Roy Metheny, the suspect, “chopped up and sold his victims as BBQ meat from a roadside stand in Baltimore.”
Joseph Roy Metheny began his killing spree in 1998.
The article further tells us that during the proceedings, the serial killer “begged courts for the death sentence.” He was granted exactly that before an appeal eventually turned that into two life sentences without parole. The murderer was convicted for killing Kathy Spicer, 23, and Cathy Ann magaziner, 39. He likewise admitted to several other “violent killings”.
When asked by the police, Metheny confessed that he had sex with Magaziner at his small trailer home before she strangled her using an extension cord. She later beheaded and buried her in a shallow grave.
He also murdered “two homeless men under a bridge, who he was believed to have butchered with an axe.”
When asked about why he killed people, he shared his motives, saying:
“Sense of power. I don’t know. Vulnerable. I dreaded, just – I got a very – got a rush out of it, got a high out of it. Call it what you want. I had no real excuse why other than I like to do it. I don’t know how to describe it.”
While in jail, Metheny also admitted to chopping the bodies of Spicer and Magaziner, selling them as ‘special meat’ on a roadside BBQ stand.
“I had real roast beef and pork sandwiches and why not they were very good. The human body tastes was very similar to pork. If you mix it together no one can tell the difference.
“So the next time you’re riding down the road and you happen to see an open pit beef stand that you’ve never seen before, make sure you think about this story before you take a bite of that sandwich.
“Sometimes you never know who you may be eating. Ha! Ha!”
Metheny pointed out his killings started when his wife left him because of her crack addiction. She took their 6-year-old son with her.
Most recently, Metheny’s body has been discovered dead in his prison cell at the Western Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Maryland.
His unexpected death is currently being investigated by the authorities.