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Man pleads guilty to eating friend’s brain, will not be held criminally responsible

By Mason White 10:08 AM August 20, 2013
Suspect Alexander Kinyua (left) victim Bonsafo
Agyei-Kodie Kujoe (right) 

By: Shifra Unger
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with murder related charges after killing his friend and eating his brain, according to court proceedings in Maryland.

Now, the man pleaded guilty to the killing, but he will not be held criminally responsible.
A former student of a Maryland University, who told the authorities that he killed a man and ate his heart and parts of his brain, pleaded guilty, but not criminally responsible on Monday.

Alexander Kinyua, 22, a former student at Morgan State University, appeared in court on Monday to enter the plea for the murder of Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, 37, from Ghana, who was staying with the family of Kinyua in 2012. A Baltimore priest, who ministered to both, said the two men lived like brothers at the home in the Baltimore suburb of Joppatowne.

Kinyua has been committed to a mental health facility.

Judge Stephen Waldron said he had concerns about the acceptance of the guilty plea, but accepted the findings of psychiatrists that Kinyua could not be held criminally responsible for the crime.

As we reported earlier, a Maryland man is accused of dismembering his missing roommate, then, eating part of his heart and brain. He also hid the severed head and hands in the basement.

Alexander Kinyua, 21-years-old, a student at Morgan State University, was arrested Wednesday in the attack of Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie Kujoe.

Kinyua was charged with first degree murder and ordered held without bail on Thursday.
Agyei-Kodie, an immigrant of 37-years-old from Ghana, was described by authorities as “very intelligent”. He had been staying at the house of Kinyua Joppatowne, in Maryland, for six months before he disappeared last Friday.

Agyei-Kodie was last seen on the morning of May 25, when he said he was going out jogging. When he did not return, the Kinyuas reported him missing the next day.

Police put out an appeal Monday asking for the public’s help.
On Tuesday, the brother of Alexander Kinyua discovered two cans in the basement containing a human head and two hands, according to the police documents.

Kinyua’s brother confronted him, but he denied that the parts were human, and when his brother and his father later returned to the basement, the containers were gone, the report said.

Police were called to the house and obtained a search warrant the next day. Police interviewed Kinyua, who allegedly said he cut Agyei-Kodie with a knife and then swallowed his heart and portions of his brain, the report said.
The rest of the remains of Agyei Kodie were placed in a dumpster in a nearby Church, the documents said.