First we had Issei Sagawa. You know who he is, don't you? Here, let Sagawa introduce himself:
The public has made me the godfather of cannibalism, and I am happy about that. I will always look at the world through the eyes of a cannibal.
Sagawa was spending time in France in 1981, taking classes at the Sorbonne, when one night he decided he had a hankering for German food.
White, female, German food.
To that end, Mr. Sagawa shot his friend, a fellow student from Germany named Renee Hartevelt, and proceeded have sex with her corpse, then eat her. I will spare you his mind-numbingly detailed descriptions of that experience - they are all over the web, anyway.
The French legal system judged the man, who writes of his experience, by the way, in a very lucid manner, incompetent to stand trial. He was placed in the Paul Giraud Asylum in Paris, transferred to Tokyo, and just a little over a year after he digested portions of Ms. Hartevelt's anatomy, Issei Sagawa was free.
In Japan he is now a well-known author, and frequent talk show guest. And a frequent guest on cooking shows.
Nico Claux is a necrophile, cannibal, and sadist, and he's happy for you to know it. His description of the crime that had the Parisian authorities really bring the hammer down on him is the best there is:
...I looked at his face just as he turned his head towards me and saw the gun pointed at his eye. After a few awkward moments passed, I pulled the trigger. He instantly fell face down without a word. It was really eerie. It all happened like in slow motion. Then I watched him bleed on the carpet. Soon I decided to see what the apartment was like and wandered around a bit...
"A few awkward moments." Yeah. Nico didn't eat that unfortunate victim, one Thierry Bissonier, who thought he was having a hookup with a guy he met over an early version of an Internet message board. Nico just ate pieces of the corpses he dealt with as a morgue attendant.