National: UK Cannibal Chef Pumps Irony In Prison Kitchen

At left: Anthony Morley, At right: Damian Oldfield

Remember that British chef/gay pinup model we reported on a while back, who was found guilty for murder after killing his lover, then seasoning and frying up part of his leg? Anthony Morley, 36, got life in prison this week, and will do a minimum of 30 years.

Well, recognizing talent, regardless of its vessel, officials at the Leeds jail where the former Mr. Gay UK has been housed, assigned him to work in the kitchen. He’s serving time and lunch, according to The People:

[Friend] Michael Graham, 25, said: “I reckon some of the other inmates might get a bit worried if they knew who was serving up their food but I’d eat it. Whatever he’s done, Tony can cook. He’s a brilliant chef. They obviously knew about his talent with food so they offered him the chance to work in the canteen.

“He was really angry that they weren’t letting him use any knives. He asked me, ‘How the hell am I supposed to do this without knives?’”

Graham went on to say that Morley’s green Thai curry is “mouth-watering.”

Morley was arrested in April after he showed up at a takeaway joint wearing a bloody robe, saying he’d just killed a man who tried to rape him. Police later told the Telegraph that he’d carved, seasoned and cooked flesh from the leg of victim Damian Oldfield, 33, after slashing his throat and stabbing him.

According to the BBC, Judge James Stewart, CQ, said,

“Before this case I had associated cannibalism with eras long gone, with the tale of Robinson Crusoe. No longer.

“You have plumbed depths rarely encountered in our court.”

And as it’s grown legs, the story has plumbed the depths of American humor, with at least 158 (and counting) entrants vying in a headline contest over at Gawker. Let’s see… Prima Donner?… Haughty Sautee?… We’ll figure something out.

Cannibal chef given life sentence [BBC]
Former ‘Mr Gay UK’ charged with murder amid fears victim’s flesh was ‘prepared for cooking’ [Telegraph UK]
Man Eater Mans The Eats [Gawker]

[Image: via Blurbberry]

National: UK Cannibal Chef Pumps Irony In Prison Kitchen