Saturday, January 10, 2009

Death row inmate eats his own eye

A death row inmate in Texas with a history of mental illness pulled out his only good eye and ate it while in custody at a Texas jail.

Andre Thomas, 25, was arrested for the fatal stabbings of his estranged wife, their young son and her 13-month-old daughter in March 2004. Their hearts also had been ripped out. He was convicted and condemned for the infant's death.

While in the Grayson County Jail in Sherman, Thomas plucked out his right eye before his trial later in 2004. A judge subsequently ruled he was competent to stand trial.

So, he ate his right eye in 2004 and recently ate his left eye. Leaving him with no eyes.

I'm not sure which is more disturbing, the way he killed his victims or what he did to himself. Either way the judicial system needs to get him some mental health care and keep him away from the public.

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