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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Man Minces Friend

A Saratov resident who murdered his friend in a drunken argument and then minced and flavored his body for a meal was jailed for 12 years Friday.

Yevgeny Usanov stabbed his victim in the heart, cut up the body, wrapped it in bay leaves and fed it through a meat grinder, Interfax reported.

"These culinary preparations were done with only one aim -- to eat the victim," prosecutor Natalya Rubanova said.

Usanov told the court that he used the bay leaves to hide the smell of the body, which he kept in his apartment for two days before deciding to boil it.

It was not clear whether Usanov ate his friend before he was arrested.