Florida man found insane in brain-eating case

Published On: Jul 10 2013 07:44:53 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 10 2013 07:55:19 AM EDT

A three-judge panel has found a man not guilty by reason of insanity in the death of a homeless man he admitted to killing and partially eating.

The Connecticut Post reports the judges deliberated about an hour Tuesday before finding prosecutors had proved that 35-year-old Tyree Lincoln Smith of Lynn Haven, Fla., killed and cannibalized some of Angel Gonzalez's body parts in December 2011, but that Smith was legally insane at the time.

The judges will determine Sept. 9 whether Smith should be committed to a mental hospital.

During the trial, prosecutors presented a videotaped statement to police in which Smith says he used a hatchet to kill Gonzalez, then took out the man's eyes and part of his brain and ate them.


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