Ohio

Killer who ate friend's brain is denied parole for 5th time

An Ohio man who killed his roommate in 1978 and ate part of his brain has been denied parole for a fifth time.

A prisons spokeswoman says the Ohio Parole Board concluded 60-year-old inmate David Allen Chapin is "unsuitable for release." The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1TFubZx ) reports he will next be considered for parole in December 2018.

Chapin is serving life at a prison in Lima (LY'-muh) for shooting his longtime friend Donald Liming in the eye during a dispute over religion. The then-23-year-olds shared an apartment in Milford, in southwest Ohio.

Chapin told a court-ordered psychiatrist that he ate Liming's brain as part of a "mutual agreement" between the friends.

Liming's family continues to argue for keeping Chapin incarcerated. The Clermont County prosecutor says his office strongly supports that position.

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