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Michigan Man Pleads Guilty to Murdering and Eating Victim Met on Dating App

Last week, a man from Michigan confessed to murdering, dismembering, and eating the body parts of another man whom he met on a dating app. According to local news source, 53-year-old Mark David Latunski of Shiawassee County admitted in court to killing 25-year-old hairdresser Kevin Bacon, a student at the University of Michigan-Flint, after luring him to his home in December 2019.

Mark Latunski, 53, right, pleaded guilty to murder and mutilation of a body charges in the death of Kevin Bacon, 25, of Swartz Creek near Flint, Michigan. Facebook Shiawassee County Sheriff's Office

Latunski pleaded guilty to the charges of mutilation of a body and to open murder, which encompasses first and second-degree murder. He confessed to stabbing Bacon in the back, taking parts of his body to the kitchen, and eating them after meeting him on Grindr, a hookup app for gay, bisexual, and transgender men. Latunski also reportedly told police that he cut off Bacon's testicles and consumed them

Photo of Flint, Michigan, where Kevin Bacon was a 25-year-old student at the University of Michigan-Flint when Mark Latunski lured him to his home and killed him.

Police discovered Bacon's corpse in Latunski's basement in 2019, with parts of his body removed, his throat slit, and a rope tied around his ankles. Bacon's father, Karl, expressed his devastation over his son's death and stated that he hopes Latunski receives a life sentence without parole.

Latunski's lawyer, Mary Chartier, reportedly disagreed with the guilty plea and hoped to bring an insanity defense. However, the law requires that attorneys must follow the objectives of clients found to be legally competent, even if the attorneys believe it is not in their best interest.

Latunski's sentencing will be decided at another court hearing on October 18, with a possible life sentence in Michigan, which became the first government in the English-speaking world to outlaw capital punishment in 1847.

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