Armin Meiwes Biography
(German Convicted Murderer)
Birthday: December 1, 1961 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Essen, Germany
Armin Meiwes is a German criminal who is known for a notorious act of cannibalism committed in 2001. He is a former computer repair technician. He was thought of as a person who led an ordinary life, until a search conducted at his home revealed the details of a gruesome murder committed by him. Born into an affluent family, Meiwes had an unhappy childhood. His father left the family when Meiwes was quite young. Growing under the supervision of a tyrannical mother, he started developing odd tendencies, such as fantasizing about eating his friends. During his adolescent years, he became drawn to websites that promoted cannibalism. After the death of his mother, Meiwes became more serious about executing his cannibalistic wishes. He posted a public advertisement looking for a voluntary victim who was willing to be killed. Bernd Jurgen Armando Brandes, an engineer from Berlin, answered his advertisement. On mutual agreement, Meiwes cut Brandes’s penis, and both the men tried to devour it together. Later, Meiwes killed his victim and preserved his body parts. He ate the parts for 10 months. When he posted a fresh advertisement looking for new victims, it was noticed by a student who alerted the authorities. On conducting a search at his home, investigators discovered a videotape that had the recorded details of the entire act. There was a lot of other evidence, too. Meiwes later admitted his crime. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. Many filmmakers have produced movies based on the story of Armin Meiwes.