Tyree Lincoln Smith, 35, hacked Angel “Tun Tun” Gonzalez to death, then he ate his eye and parts of his brain with chopsticks and drank a bottle of sake. He even commented that Gonzalez’s eye “tasted like an oyster.” The gruesome attack happened December 2011. On Monday, Sept. 10. 2013, Smith was found not guilty of this crime by reason of insanity. He’s apologized for this heinous act of cannibalism and will be committed for up to up to 60 years in a psychiatric hospital in Connecticut.
“I’m really sorry for what I did, that I couldn’t be myself,” he said while in the Bridgeport, Conn., courtroom. “It really had nothing to do with the other person.”
The homeless Gonzalez’s mutilated body was found in Smith’s childhood home in January 2012. Smith’s cousin, Nicole Rabb, contacted local authorities after he visited her home on Dec. 15, 2011, and uttered that he wanted to “get blood on his hands.” On Dec. 16, he showed up at her home with blood in his clothes, carrying an ax and chopsticks. He confessed that his craving for human flesh had been satiated and he’d “gotten his blood,” by killing Gonzalez with the ax, then beating his face and head so he could consume some of his brain matter and an eye — so he would gain a better understanding of human behavior and to see into the spirit realm, respectively. He feasted on the human flesh at a nearby cemetery where he washed it all down with sake.