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Man Found Insane In Bridgeport Cannibalism Case

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Defendant Tyree Lincoln Smith, right, talks with his attorney, public defender Joseph Bruckmann, during his murder trial in state Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. (Pool photo/Connecticut Post/Brian A. Pounds)

Defendant Tyree Lincoln Smith, right, talks with his attorney, public defender Joseph Bruckmann, during his murder trial in state Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. (Pool photo/Connecticut Post/Brian A. Pounds)

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A three-judge panel has found a man not guilty by reason of insanity in the death of a homeless man he admitted to killing and partially eating.

The Connecticut Post reports the judges deliberated about an hour Tuesday before finding prosecutors had proved that 35-year-old Tyree Lincoln Smith of Lynn Haven, Fla., killed and cannibalized some of Angel Gonzalez’s body parts in December 2011, but that Smith was legally insane at the time.

The judges will determine Sept. 9 whether Smith should be committed to a mental hospital.

During the trial, prosecutors presented a videotaped statement to police in which Smith says he used a hatchet to kill Gonzalez, then took out the man’s eyes and part of his brain and ate them.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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