38-year-old Joseph Oberhansley, accused of killing his 46-year-old ex-girlfriend Tammy Jo Blanton, and also using an electric saw to open her skull and gobble part of her brain, lungs and heart in Jeffersonville, Indiana, is now denying the murder act he confessed to when arrested in 2014.
The deceased was reportedly found under a vinyl camping tent draped over her bath in September 2014. The cops said her skull was removed, and a “plate with what appeared to be skull bone and blood” was also found.
At a pre-trial hearing at Clark County Court, Oberhansley said allegations of him raping his late ex-girlfriend the weekend before were “bull crap lies”. He thereafter, suggested that investigators missed the real murder weapon and that it couldn’t have been the “cheap little knife”.
The alleged Cannibal Killer who ignored his frustrated lawyer’s warning to keep quiet, had earlier been deemed mentally unfit to stand trial in October 2017, but last November a doctor found his competency had been restored at a psychiatric hospital.
Before Tammy’s murder, Oberhansley was free on parole for fatally gunning down his girlfriend Sabrina Elder, 17, in a drug-fuelled jealous rage in 1998. His mother and sister were also victims of his rage, as it was gathered that he shot them in the back, before tucking the weapon under his chin and pulling the trigger to give himself a “partial lobotomy.”
Oberhansley’s trial is due to start on August 19, and he faces life in jail without parole if convicted.