Mark Latunski has been sentenced to life in prison after murdering, mutilating and eating his victim.
The 53-year-old man from Michigan who murdered, mutilated, and ate parts of a man he met on Grindr has been sentenced to life in prison.
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Mark Latunski has been sentenced to life in prison with no parole after for murdering a man named Kevin Bacon on Christmas Eve back in 2019. Latunski admitted to the crime after he and the 25-year-old victim connected on Grindr.
Latunski reportedly hung the victim upside down by his ankles from the ceiling of the basement, stabbed him, and then proceeded to dismember and eat parts of Bacon’s body.
Police had been involved after Bacon’s family reported him missing when he didn’t show up on Christmas Day. The victim was later found on 28th December 2019, where the police found the hanging body.
Killer Admits Guilt
The killer reportedly confessed to the police that he had cut off parts of Bacon’s body and eaten it, while admitting that he had planned to eat the other parts of the body.
Latunski pleaded guilty to murder and mutilation of a corpse.
He was charged with murder in the first degree, with Circuit Court Judge Matthew Stewart ruling that Latunski understood the consequences of the crime.
“The court finds that this is a crime of cold calculation. Kevin Bacon’s death was Mark Latunski’s design,” he said.
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