Joe Metheny - a maniac who fed his victims to cafe guests

Joe Metheny - a maniac who fed his victims to cafe guests

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American Joe Metheny (Joseph Roy Metheny) “became famous” throughout the world as a serial killer and rapist. The man claimed to have killed 13 people, dismembered some of the victims and sold the meat to the owner of a roadside cafe. It was used, according to Metheny, to make “excellent burger patties.” Read more about the story of the crazy killer from Baltimore, who at one time terrified Americans, below.

Joe Metheny - a maniac who fed his victims to cafe guests

Joseph Roy Metheny was born in Baltimore on March 2, 1954. If you believe the stories of the man himself, his childhood was quite difficult: his alcoholic father died in a car accident, and his mother was forced to work three jobs to support a family of six children. According to Metheny’s mother, he was an ordinary, kind child and did well at school.

Joe Metheny - a maniac who fed his victims to cafe guests

At the age of 19, Metheny joined the army and ended up, as he himself claims, in Vietnam, but, according to other sources, in Germany. Then he almost completely stopped communicating with his mother and became alienated and withdrawn. At some point in his life, Metheny became addicted to drugs.

Joe Metheny - a maniac who fed his victims to cafe guests

After serving in the army, Joseph got a job as a forklift driver at a factory. He spent almost all his money on crack, heroin and alcohol. He gained a lot of weight, hardly took care of himself, and spent a lot of time in bars and in the company of homeless people. Despite this, everyone who has had contact with Metheny describes him as an “intelligent, well-spoken and very well-mannered” person.

Joseph Roy Metheny committed his first proven murder in 1994. His victim was 39-year-old Katie Ann. The maniac raped the woman, strangled her and buried her body on the territory of the plant where he worked. Back then, no one suspected Metheny’s creepy tendencies...

Joe Metheny - a maniac who fed his victims to cafe guests

Two years later, he killed another girl, 23-year-old Kimberly Spicer. Metheny stabbed her and hid her body again right at work. For a month, the corpse lay on the territory of the plant, but then the maniac decided to hide it. So, he made one of the biggest mistakes in his life, which helped the police in his capture. Metheny turned to a man he considered his “great friend” for help. On December 15, 1996, the “friend” called the police and told them everything. The killer was arrested that same day. And then the fun began...

Not only did the criminal not even try to hide from justice, on the contrary, he willingly communicated with the police and told them about his murders in small details. Officially, only two murders were proven - Katie Ann and Kimberly Spicer. However, Joseph Metheny himself claimed to have killed 13 people.

Joe Metheny - a maniac who fed his victims to cafe guests

The maniac said that he took the path of a killer after his wife left along with their 6-year-old child. For a long time he tried to find them, and, having lost hope, he began to take revenge on everyone. Basically, he chose girls working in the sex industry and drug addicts as victims. According to Metheny, he threw all the corpses into the river, which is supposedly why they could not be found. Whether this is true or not remains unknown.

Joe Metheny - a maniac who fed his victims to cafe guests

But the killer said the most terrible thing further. According to him, before throwing the bodies of the victims into the river, he cut off the most “meaty” pieces from them and sold these parts to a roadside cafe.

Joe Metheny - a maniac who fed his victims to cafe guests

At the trial of Joseph Roy Metheny, he was sentenced to death, but the sentence was not carried out. In 2017, the maniac was found dead on his death row in Cumberland Prison, Maryland. Apparently the 62-year-old killer committed suicide. His case caused widespread public outcry and remains one of the most sinister in the annals of American criminal history.

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