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Cannibal cop killer, Stefano Brizzi, who said TV series ‘Breaking Bad’ inspired him to dispose of cop’s body in acid bath, jailed for life

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Stefano Brizzi lured Gordon Semple to his flat for sex and drugs before killing him, eating parts of the body and disposing of his victim in acid. 
Stefano Brizzi, an admitted crystal meth user who is “obsessed” with TV drama ‘Breaking Bad’, was found guilty last month of murdering Gordon Semple, 59, in April, 2016
A court heard that he lured veteran officer Gordon Semple, to his London flat for sex and drugs before strangling him, dismembering his body and dissolving it in acid in a bath, in London, UK
Brizzi claimed ‘Breaking Bad ‘inspired’ his option of disposing of his victim by dissolution in acid
He allegedly, also cooked and ate parts of Semple’s corpse after strangling him
Brizzi, a 50-year-old Italian, told London court Semple, 59, died during a “sex game gone wrong” at his south London apt – The two men had originally met through the dating app Grindr
Denied committing murder, claims he merely panicked after his sex partner’s death and looked to his favorite TV drama for inspiration on how to dispose of the body
Brizzi received a life sentence, to serve a minimum of 24 years 
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Victim: Gordon Semple, restrained, killed and eaten hanging out with a sex date he met on gay dating app, Grindr

Drug addict Stefano Brizzi, who strangled police officer before dismembering his body, has been sentenced to life in prison, plus another 7 years for obstruction of a coroner which will run concurrently.

The crystal meth addict who told police officer he was using techniques seen in the popular  TV series ‘Breaking Bad’ to dispose of the body will serve a minimum of 24 years in prison.
Last month, a jury at the London’s Old Bailey court, by a majority vote of 10 – 2 convicted Brizzi, 50, of murdering 59-year-old Gordon Semple, in April.
Court documents state that he lured the officer to his London flat for sex and drugs before strangling him, dismembering his body and dissolving it in acid in a bath, copying the method of corpse disposal used by Walter White, the lead character in the TV series.
During the trial, the prosecution also accused defendant of cannibalism after bite marks were found on the victim’s rib and it was revealed that he had cooked other parts of his victim’s body.

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Brizzi admitted dismembering and disposing of Semple’s body, but claimed the 30-year veteran of the Metropolitan police force, died accidentally during a sex game after a dog leash around his neck slipped and asphyxiated the victim
During sentencing on Monday, Judge Nicholas Hilliard told Brizzi there were “terrible features” of the case and his (Brizzi’s) drug addiction had ruined his life. He added: “Regret you express now for Mr Semple’s death has to be seen against what you did over a number of days to his body.”
Brizzi who once earned $89,000 (£70,000) a year web developer at Morgan Stanley, but lost his job because of his crystal meth addiction, had sought help from a users’ support group, whose organizer described how Brizzi had been obsessed with Breaking Bad, he later became a social worker.
It was revealed that he regularly took part in kinky sex including domination, bondage and sexual asphyxiation.
The defendant hooked up with officer Semple, who also took part in extreme sexual practices, at his apartment in Southwark, south London, on 1 April after the pair made contact on the gay dating app, Grindr.
Semple, a member of the Westminster antisocial behaviour team and was supposed to be on duty on the day, sent a message to Brizzi to say he was “free now for [a] hot, dirty, sleazy session”.sketch of Stefano Brizzi in the dock at London’s Old Bailey, London1.jpg

Artiste’s sketch of Stefano Brizzi in court during the trial

The court heard that on the day of the murder Brizzi was tired and bad-tempered because he had been engaged in heavy drug use, had not slept and had been let down by someone else on Grindr. He was also dissatisfied with Semple’s appearance, describing him as fat, ugly and unattractive.
Brizzi and Semple had been trying to persuade other gay men in the area to join them for a “chemsex” party, but when one man agreed to join them he was sent away by Brizzi, who told him via intercom: “We’re having a situation here. Someone fell ill but we’re taking care of it. So our party is cancelled,” the court was told.
Pathologists believe he killed the officer after the pair had sex.Four days later, Brizzi was captured in CCTV footage buying items at a hardware store in his neighborhood. He bought pincers, heavy-duty scissors, a putty knife, plastic buckets, carpet cleaner and a perforated metal sheet, equipment he used to strip flesh from the corpse. Horrified officers were met by the gruesome sight of their colleague’s remains in the bath and in plastic buckets on the floor.
Semple’s partner, Gary Meeks, made more than 20 unanswered calls to his mobile phone on 1 April and reported him missing the next morning, but his remains was only found a week later, on 7 April when officers were called to Brizzi’s apartment after neighbors complained about the smell.
Police found a pool of fat and grease inside Brizzi’s oven, which had a blood-stained handle. Semple’s DNA was found on chopsticks, a cooking pot and the oven.
Brizzi had admitted to an intellectual interest in Satanism after officers found a copy of the satanic bible downloaded on his computer and handwritten notes to the devil, although he denied being a Satanist.
He answered the door when officers arrived at his residence wearing pink underpants and initially confessed to deliberately killing Semple. He told police at the scene: “Satan told me to.”
He later recanted this version of events, claiming the death was an accident caused by sexual asphyxiation.

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Gordon Semple served with the London metropolitan police force for 30 years

A pathologist concluded that while strangulation was a possible cause of death, it would have taken minutes, rather than the momentary slip of the dog leash described by Brizzi.
Prosecutor Crispin Aylett  confirmed that an odontologist found that Brizzi had eaten part the body of his victim after matching a bite mark on a rib discarded in the kitchen thrash bin with the defendant’s lower teeth. He told the court: “It would be open to my lord to sentence on the basis Mr Brizzi did indeed attempt to eat part of PC Semple’s body.”
In mitigation, defense counsel Sallie Bennett-Jenkins  blamed Brizzi’s meth addiction: “The behaviour can only be ascribed to taking of the drug crystal meth, which, as the court will know, has appalling effects on those who become addicted to it,” She said. According to his attorney, defendant suffered amnesia after the event.
Brizzi had “absolutely no recollection” of it and was “utterly horrified by it”, she added.

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