American cannibalism trial begins with warning of grotesque images


Witnesses who testified on the trial’s opening on Friday — the sixth anniversary of Blanton’s loss of life — included two officers who responded to her residence that day and an emergency companies dispatcher who fielded Blanton’s name, by which she advised the dispatcher that Oberhansley, now 39, was attempting to interrupt into her Jeffersonville residence.

Sabrina Corridor, a co-worker and pal of Blanton’s, testified that she known as police after a person she believes was Oberhansley answered Blanton’s cellphone the day her pal died. She stated time moved “tremendous quick and tremendous gradual on the identical time” as she waited for officers to substantiate what she believed had occurred.

The trial is ready to renew Monday with a health care provider who carried out an post-mortem on Blanton anticipated to testify.

If he’s convicted by the jury, Oberhansley will face a sentence of life in jail.

Oberhansley was set to face trial in August 2019 with a jury drawn from central Indiana’s Hamilton County, however a mistrial was declared in the course of the first day of testimony after a witness for the state spoke of issues that attorneys had agreed wouldn’t be talked about to the jury.