A SICK murderer nicknamed Sloppy Joe chopped up his victims and sold them as roadside barbecue meat in a chilling real-life nightmare.
Joseph Metheny, the world's fattest serial killer, admitted to going on crazy killing sprees targeting prostitutes and drug addicts before turning them into "weird but delicious" sandwiches in Baltimore, US.
“Sloppy Joe” also made it clear that he had no regrets over his actions and “enjoyed” murdering innocent people.
In the mid 1990s in a drug ridden Baltimore, the 450lbs twisted individual lived in a trailer near to the pallet factory he worked at.
He would prey on women who were “easy targets” and usually found girls at bars to take home, drug and kill.
One of these victims was Cathy Ann Magaziner, 39, who was led back to his isolated trailer after a night of drinking and offered drugs.
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He had sex with her and strangled her with an extension cord before she was beheaded and dumped into a cardboard box.
The rest of her body was buried in a shallow grave next to his house, with his other victims.
When investigators asked Metheny why he killed her, he said: “Sense of power.
“I don't know, vulnerable.
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“I dreaded, just – I got a very – got a rush out of it, got a high out of it.
“Call it what you want.
“I had no real excuse why other than I like to do it, I don't know how to describe it.”
Metheny wrote a lot in prison and was happy to tell people about his heinous crimes.
The morbidly obese killer even admitted to more kills than the police had linked him to.
He was only convicted of two murders: Magaziner, and Kathy Spicer, 23.
But according to WJZ he confessed to as many as ten more sickening murders.
His two formal convictions involved him butchering women’s bodies believed to be Magaziner and Spicer and cutting off the meat from their bodies to store in his freezer.
The diabolical tale ended with Metheny admitting to turning it into his “special meat”, mixing it with pork mince to create burgers and sandwich fillings that he went on to sell at a pop up roadside BBQ van every weekend.
He wrote in a chilling note: “The human body tastes very similar to pork.
“If you mix it together no one can tell the difference.”
Metheny lived alone with his mum after his dad died in a car crash when he was only six.
This led him to start a life of crime and get addicted to drugs.
He claimed he left home to serve in the army and travelled to Germany and Vietnam.
While in Vietnam, Metheny said he discovered crack cocaine and got hooked on heroin although no confirmation of him actually serving in Vietnam has ever been recorded.
Years before his final kills he was arrested over the axe murders of two homeless men under a bridge who were high on drugs.
Metheny was trying to find his ex-lover and her new pimp boyfriend who had run away together, taking his child from him.
He received a tip that they were under a bridge getting high and went to find them.
They weren’t there but his thirst for revenge continued as he hacked away at the two men before allegedly killing another two drug-addled women for not helping him find his wife.
The charges were dropped after 18 months in prison due to a lack of evidence and the predator was back out on the streets.
After being arrested for a second time, he pleaded guilty to murdering Spicer and Magaziner, and begged the jury for the death penalty.
He added he would never say sorry as that “would be a lie.”
He told court: “I am more than willing to give up my life for what I have done, to have God judge me and send (me) to hell for eternity.”
He was sentenced to death, but it was later reduced on an appeal to two life sentences without parole.
Metheny was found dead at 62 in his cell at a Maryland prison in 2017.
But the twisted killer left the public with an eerie warning before he died.
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He said: “So the next time you're riding down the road and you happen to see an open pit beef stand that you've never seen before, make sure you think about this story before you take a bite of that sandwich.
“Sometimes you never know who you may be eating.”
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