Stephen Griffiths is big news in Great Britain right now. The doctoral student, who studies criminology, is accused of killing three women, all believed to be prostitutes. A neighbor told reporters that Griffiths had said he was working toward a “a Ph.D. in murder and Jack the Ripper." One of the murders was reportedly recorded by a security camera. The police say Griffiths fired a crossbow into the head of one victim, Suzanne Blamire. Her dismembered body was later found floating in the river.
The Daily Mail has a (not particularly flattering) profile of Griffiths here. The Sun found a former friend who claims to have witnessed Griffiths eating a baby rat. When he was brought into court, CNN reports, Griffiths identified himself as "the Crossbow Cannibal."
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