Marc Sappington

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Marc Sappington
Born Marc Vincent Sappington
(1978-02-09) February 9, 1978 (age 39)
Other names The Kansas City Vampire
Criminal penalty Life
Motive Schizophrenia
Killings
Date March 16-April 10, 2001
Country United States
State(s) Kansas
Killed 4
Weapons Knives and guns

Marc Vincent Sappington (born February 9, 1978) is an American spree killer convicted of murdering four acquaintances in March and April 2001 in Kansas City, Kansas.[1][2] He gained notoriety for eating part of the leg of one of his victims, Alton "Fred" Brown.[3]

Lawyers for Sappington blamed the four-day killing spree on a history of schizophrenia and daily use of the hallucinogenic drug PCP. Sappington himself claimed that voices in his head told him to eat flesh and blood or he would die.[1]

Sappington was convicted on June 23, 2004 of murdering Terry T. Green, 25, Michael Weaver Jr., 22, and Alton "Fred" Brown Jr., 16 in April 2001.[1] Sappington was convicted on December 10, 2004 of an attempted aggravated robbery and murder of David Mashak at his auto dealership in March 2001.[2] Sappington's conviction was affirmed by the Kansas Supreme Court on November 2, 2007.

In an April 2001 videotape, Sappington had confessed to stabbing Weaver to death, leaving Green's body in a car, and shooting Brown before dismembering his body and eating a small piece of his leg.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Draper, Bill (23 July 2004). "Man suspected of eating victim convicted of three murders counts". Associated Press. 
  2. ^ a b (no byline) (10 December 2004). "Another life sentence for Kansas man convicted in four murders". Associated Press. 
  3. ^ McGraw, Seamus (13 August 2004). "Friends for Dinner". Stuff Magazine. 

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