In a rather shocking development, a Florida inmate, irritated with his cellmate’s pestering, strangled him.
If that wasn’t bad enough, the killer inmate then mutilated the corpse by gouging out his eyeballs and wearing the dead man’s ears as a necklace.
The gruesome murder was discovered only when the prisoner showed off the necklace to other inmates in the chow hall, Miami Herald writes.
According to the paper, the early morning murder took place in the prison’s annex, a building separate from where a gang-related fight took place later in the day.
The annex and main building are run as two separate prisons, but part of the same correctional facility which houses 3,000 inmates.
Sources say the killer placed Mark’s eyeballs in a cup in his cell and told other inmates he planned on eating them later on.
A spokesman for the Department of Corrections identified the victim as 58-year-old Larry Mark who was serving a life sentence for a 1981 murder.
According to reports, when Mark was 20, he and a co-defendant hailed a taxi then crushed the driver’s skull after repeated blows with a blunt object and walked away with $35 and a wedding ring.
The spokesman, however, did not identify Mark’s murderer or the circumstances which led to his horrible death.