Maryland cannibalism suspect charged in earlier attack

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By SARAH BRUMFIELD, Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a Maryland cannibalism suspect on an attempted murder charge in a different attack at a Baltimore university dorm.

Twenty-one-year-old Alexander Kinyua was already facing assault and reckless endangerment charges in the May attack at Morgan State University. A prosecutor spokesman says the more serious charge came Thursday.

Joshua Ceasar says Kinyua hit him over the head with a baseball bat as he walked into Kinyua's campus apartment, knocking him out. He says friends told him they discovered Kinyua standing over him with a knife.

Harford County authorities say Kinyua told them he ate the heart and brain of a family friend he is charged with killing days later. Ceasar says he feared Kinyua planned the same for him.

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