The cannibal who was discovered eating a a man’s face on the side of a Florida highway, and had to be shot at least six times before he stopped, has been identified by the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s Office as Rudy Eugene, 31, reports CBS Miami. His gruesome attack on the homeless man is the fourth recent, vicious attack in that area blamed on drugs, according to Miami-Dade County police.
As previously reported by NewsOne, Eugene had to be shot to death by police after he was found eating another man’s face. Even as he was hit by the repeated shots, he kept gnawing at his victim’s face, whom sources say is now barely recognizable.
According to the Miami Herald, Eugene was arrested on a battery charge when he was 16-years-old, and was arrested at least seven other times for charges including marijuana and trespassing. His ex-wife told WPLG that his behavior was erratic and increasingly violent.
“I wouldn’t say he had mental problem, but he always felt like people was against him,” she said. “No one was for him, everyone was against him.” The woman filed for divorce in 2007 after a little of a year of marriage. She told the reporter that there were times she feared for her life.
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