February 19
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A German cannibal who requested to be released early from his life sentence for killing and eating his gay lover ‘with his permission’ has had his appeal rejected, Daily Mail reported.

Meiwes, 56, from Rotenburg, became one of the most infamous cannibals in history after killing and consuming 43-year-old computer technician Bernd Brandes in 2001.

The pair allegedly met after Brandes posted an advert online entitled ‘Dinner – or your dinner’ and offering ‘the chance to eat me alive’. 

Meiwes had argued that Brandes' death should be classified as a mercy killing, but a court in Kassel rejected his release, a decision which was upheld by the Frankfurt state court.

Meiwes became the first person in Germany to be charged with murder for sexual satisfaction, or ‘love cannibalism’

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