September 15, 2014 8:00 pm -

A Jeffersonville, Indiana man who was previously convicted of killing a girlfriend and accused of another brutal slaying appeared in court on Monday afternoon. Joseph Oberhansley, 33, was arraigned Monday in connection with the slaying of Tammy Jo Blanton, 46, and he did this after being released from jail in 2012. Oberhansley has a violent history, including killing his 17-year-old girlfriend and shooting his mother. He should never have been released from prison.

[su_center_ad]An affidavit states that Oberhansley admitted to police that he broke into Blanton’s home and stabbed her multiple times and killed her.

After killing her, he removed parts of her skull and brain, heart and part of a lung. The document added that Oberhansley told detectives he cooked and ate the organs.

While in court on Monday, Oberhansley told the judge that his name is Zeus Brown and he doesn’t know if he’s a U.S. citizen. He claims the police have the wrong guy.

“After being a prosecutor for so long, you think you’ve seen everything and this is one of those cases where, I’ve never seen this, where a defendant is alleged to have removed and eaten flesh of a murder victim,” ¬†Clark County Prosecutor Steve Stewart said.

Blanton called police at 2:52 to report Oberhansley was trying to get into her home, according to court documents.

Police told Oberhansley to leave and he complied.

“Ms. Blanton talked to officers and said they had had a recent fight and she was breaking up with him. She had changed the locks and wanted him off the property,” Jeffersonville Police Detective Todd Hollis said.

Blanton’s co-worker called the police after she failed to show up for work, according to the affidavit. One co-worker tried to call Blanton’s cellphone, but a man who claimed to be her brother answered. The co-worker told police she did not believe the man was really Blanton’s brother.

When police arrived at the victim’s home, they noticed there were signs of forced entry at the back door.

WLKY reports:

The man who answered the door identified himself as “Joe” but said he didn’t have identification. Officers noticed a fresh injury on Oberhansley’s right hand and he was slow and deceptive when answering questions, according to the affidavit.

Officers asked Oberhansley to put his hands of the wall for a pat down, but instead he moved away from the wall and began reaching for his back pocket, the document said.

At that point, officers took physical control of Oberhansley and found a knuckled-grip folding knife with the blade extended in his back pocket, according to the probable cause affidavit. Officers said the knife had blood and hair on it, the document stated.

The probable cause affidavit said officers found Blanton’s body in her bathtub covered by a camping tent.

Blanton died of multiple blunt sharp force traumas to the head, neck and torso, according to the medical examiner, who also said the majority of her heart and a part of her lungs had been removed and a large section of brain was also missing.

Oberhansley was arrested earlier in the summer after police said he tried to strangle a man and led the authorities on a chase.

On that charge, the $25,000 bond was lowered to $5,000 and he paid the 10 percent — or $500 — and he was free, according to WLKY.

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D.B. Hirsch
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18 responses to Man Admits Killing Ex-Girlfriend, Eating Her Organs

  1. Tommy6860 September 15th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Wow, did anyone see if he had fava beans and a fine Chianti with his meal.

    • jasperjava September 16th, 2014 at 2:14 am

      He doesn’t seem like the fine chianti type. More like rotgut moonshine.

      • Larry Schmitt September 16th, 2014 at 11:41 am

        Olde English malt liquor, a 40 in a paper bag. The beer equivalent of fortified wine.

  2. Eric Trommater September 15th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    $500.00 to get bailed out for a cannibal? I had to come up with twice that for my brother for unpaid parking tickets.

    • Christopher Alan Shaner September 15th, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      That bond was for trying to strangle a man the article said

  3. uzza September 15th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Jesus, a CANNIBAL white man disobeys an officer and reaches behind him for a weapon, and DOESN’T GET SHOT!

    • Anomaly 100 September 15th, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      I was waiting for someone to notice that, then here comes Uzza:-)

    • whatthe46 September 15th, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      ain’t that the truth. the black dude with pot, 20 yrs. murder and attempted murder, he’s cool for a few years my ass.

    • Tommy6860 September 15th, 2014 at 9:40 pm


      • granpa.usthai September 15th, 2014 at 10:57 pm

        might want to add Sara to the list if she ain’t public in a day or two.

    • Khary A September 16th, 2014 at 12:02 am

      Yeah see that’s that shit.

  4. Denise September 15th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    if anybody needs to be shot and killed by law enforcement, it’s this monster! hand him over to ISIS, they know what to do with ’em. who deemed this man worthy of being re-released back into society? he should never have been released the first time, now this woman is dead!

  5. juicyfruityyy September 15th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Was he trying to hide evidence by eating her? What a sicko.

  6. tiredoftea September 15th, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    “…and he did this after being released from jail in 2012. Oberhansley has a violent history, including killing his 17-year-old girlfriend and shooting his mother” A violent history, you think? where’s the law and order judge who let this guy go?

  7. granpa.usthai September 15th, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Why is Zeus Brown being held for what Oberhansley is alleged to have done?

  8. Hirightnow September 15th, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    The heart I can understand, but the LUNGS?
    Seriously, that alone should get him off on an insanity plea!

    • Larry Schmitt September 16th, 2014 at 11:39 am

      The only way I’ve heard of lungs being used as food is in dog food. That was cow lungs (along with everything else that doesn’t go in sausage) of course.

  9. whatthe46 September 15th, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    according to skydog, he’s not violent, just misunderstood.