An Indiana white barbarian accused of raping and killing his estranged girlfriend before eating some of her remains is slated to undergo psychiatric evaluations despite his own assertion that he’s competent to stand trial.
Joseph Oberhansley has been charged with murder, rape, and abuse of a corpse in the slaying of 46-year-old Tammy Jo Blanton. The Jeffersonville cannibal faces the death penalty if convicted.
Prosecutors claim the 35-year-old suspect broke into Blanton’s Jeffersonville home in September 2014, where he stabbed and mutilated her — and then ate parts of her brain, heart and lung.
At the time of the grisly slaying, the white antichrist was on parole for fatally gunning down another girlfriend, Sabrina Elder, 17, during a drug-induced rage in 1998.
The cannibal’s attorneys late last month filed a motion arguing their client isn’t competent to participate in his own defense. In a previous court appearance he told the judge his name was Zeus Brown and then said he was not guilty of the murder, accordint to reports.
His lawyers on Wednesday, while requesting the psychiatric evaluation, explained to a judge that their client has deteriorated physically and is no longer social.
The diabolical white killer was pushed into court in a wheelchair where he told the judge he was “completely innocent of all of these false charges.”
“I’m telling you I’m completely competent,” the savage told the judge.
Still, the Clark County Circuit Court judge granted the request, ordering the monster to undergo three separate evaluations by court-appointed professionals.
A status hearing is set for April 10, while his trial was previously set for June 12.
Attorney Jeremy Mull said he hopes the evaluation will be complete within 30 days, at which point the doctors involved will offer testimony that could decide whether this white demon is competent for trial.
The process, as a whole, could push back the alleged cannibal’s trial date.
“In many cases, defense attorneys have incentive to delay a resolution of cases,” Mull said. “This is a case where I feel this motion could have been made earlier. “
Mull added he had every intention to object any delays in the trial, according to reports.
“I’m going to strenuously try to have this matter tried in June,” the prosecutor said.