On Dec. 9, Mr. [Andre]Thomas, who was on death row for killing an infant, pulled his eye out and ate it. Mr. Thomas, 25, had already pulled out his other eye in 2004 while awaiting trial in Sherman. He was ruled competent to stand trial.
Mr. Thomas was arrested for the fatal stabbings of not only 13-month-old Leyha Marie Hughes, but also for the fatal stabbings of his estranged wife, Laura Christine Boren, 20, and their son Andre Lee, 4. The infant was Ms. Boren’s daughter. The victims’ hearts had been ripped out, and Mr. Thomas told police he had put the hearts in his pocket, and took them home, before throwing them in the trash.
Mr. Thomas is now at a prison psychiatric facility. “He will finally be able to receive the mental health care that we had wanted and begged for from day 1,” Bobbie Peterson-Cate, Thomas’ trial attorney, told the Sherman Herald Democrat. “He is insane and mentally ill. It is exactly the same reason he pulled out the last one.” Dallas Morning News
Wow. He gave himself the old one-two.
Not my choice for a last meal, but to each his own.
This sordid little tale is as tragic as it is sickening. Nobody could figure out how seriously he’s whacked after his savage murder and mutilation of his ex-wife and infant child? Or even after he pulled out his own eye and ate it? How about the second one? So nice he had to do it twice?
An eye for an eye and the loony bin for the blind.
The eyes have it.
Eye left my heart. (Actually, he took both with him.)
My old pal Otis the Chauffeur had a thought: Why bother with mental health care at all? Why not just let him eat himself up?
I guess in the case of this cannibal, it depends whether or not nuts are on his diet.