Ohio killer who ate part of roommate’s brain up for parole

An Ohio man who nearly 40 years ago killed his roommate and ate part of his brain is under review for parole.

Sixty-year-old David Allen Chapin is serving life at a prison in Lima (LY’-muh) for shooting his longtime friend Donald Liming in the eye in October 1978, in a dispute over religion. The two 23-year-olds were sharing an apartment in Milford, in southwest Ohio.

The Ohio Parole Board held a closed hearing Feb. 1, but a prisons department spokeswoman told The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1TFubZx) members couldn’t reach a majority decision. That triggered a central office review that could take several weeks. Chapin has been denied parole at least four previous times.

Chapin told a court-ordered psychiatrist he ate Liming’s brain as part of a “mutual agreement” between the friends.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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