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Was Waipouri a victim of cannibalism?

Wed 23 Jul 2008 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

The vicious slaying of gay Palmerston North man Stanley Waipouri has led to two convictions, but his former partner and close friend is still asking if Waipouri was also the victim of cannibalism. Stanley Waipouri Phil Penwarden has told the Dominion Post that the cannibalistic aspect to the attack was hard to deal with: "It's always been mentioned, it's a difficult issue for the family to cope with that. It's taken a huge toll. "Just the level of hatred that Stan suffered. The charge was murder, but he was literally tortured and mutilated in such a fierce and hateful attack." Waipouri suffered a prolonged beating at the hands of Andre Gilling and Ashley Arnopp in December 2006. His body was found with severe facial and neck injuries, broken ribs, various internal injuries, his ear was mutilated and there were bite marks on his nipples. The tip of his penis was missing and has never been found. When police arrived and arrested the pair at the blood- spattered scene, Arnopp had blood around his mouth and his saliva was later found on Waipouri's nipples. Gilling's saliva was found on Waipouri's stomach. This story continues on the link below.    

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First published: Wednesday, 23rd July 2008 - 5:39pm

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