Armin Meiwes, a German man whose name we've heard a lot during the past few years, posted an ad on the Internet. He was seeking 'a well-built person between ages 18-30 to be slaughtered and consumed.' Meiwes stated that around 200 people replied to this ad. After a young man he met changed his mind after a while, Meiwes moved on to meet 41-year-old Bernd Juergen Brandes, who volunteered to be eaten.
These two men, who got together on March 9th, 2001, had sex first. Later, Meiwes cut Brandes' penis off, which they ate together. They initially tried to consume the penis raw, but it was too rubbery. Meiwes then decided to fry the penis with butter and garlic,but ended up burning it.
After waiting for 10 hours for Brandes to bleed out and die, Meiwes decided to kill Brandes instead. He hung the body on a meat hook and started carving off meat. Meiwes ate 18 kilos of Brandes' meat during the next 10 months and said in later interviews that he used salt, black pepper and garlic to cook the meat.
According to Meiwes, human flesh tasted like pork, but with a stronger and bitter flavor. Meiwes insisted that Brandes' death was not a murder, but rather an assisted suicide, as Brandes chose to be killed himself. He was initially given eight and a half years in prison, but after losing the appeal, he was sentenced to life in prison. By the way, he is a vegetarian now!