Making the news rounds today is the story of Nicholas Cocaign who one afternoon murdered his fellow inmate with a pair of scissors and set about to eat his heart. Except it wasn’t his heart he ended up eating. We suggest a glass of red wine as you read this…
The UK Telegraph: Nicolas Cocaign, 39, appeared in court in the northern city of Rouen for allegedly killing Thierry Baudry in January 2007 by punching and kicking him, stabbing him with a pair of scissors and suffocating him with a rubbish bag.
Mr Cocaign then allegedly sliced open Baudry’s chest with a razor blade, removed a rib and pulled out an organ which he believed was the man’s heart, but which in fact was a lung.
He is accused of eating part of the lung raw and then frying the rest of it with some onions on a makeshift cooker in the cell in the Rouen prison.
Makeshift cooker? We had no idea they had such things existed in prison cells. As for the onions, we can imagine they can always be found and as for the lung, we imagine that’s just a calculated decision to reach for a sharp object and carefully poke away at one of your many fellow inmates who you despise.
“I wanted to take his soul,” Mr Cocaign, who at the time of the crime was in custody awaiting trial for attempted armed robbery, allegedly told an investigating judge probing the case.
How inconvenient in the end he missed his victims soul and ended up with his guilt. His very special guilty verdict…