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Man admits decapitating dead woman, Chicago prosecutor says

Man admits decapitating dead woman, Chicago prosecutor says
An Illinois man accused of cutting a dead woman’s head with a handsaw over the summer told cops he panicked because the corpse was beginning to decompose, prosecutors said Thursday. Eric Bryant, who is charged with dismembering a human body, denied killing the victim but said he decapitated her in an effort to get rid of the remains, Assistant State’s Attorney Kevin Deboni told a Cook County judge.

Eric Bryant, who is charged with dismembering a human body, denied killing the victim but said he decapitated her in an effort to get rid of the remains, Assistant State’s Attorney Kevin Deboni told a Cook County judge, according to the Chicago Tribune.The woman, 61-year-old Kimiko Armstrong, was found dead in her Chicago apartment on July 23, when her neighbors complained of “a very bad smell” coming from the home, Deboni told the court.Eric Bryant (Cook County Sheriff's Office, Illinois) Decomposing body missing its head, feet and hands found in Baltimore » Cops discovered her body wrapped in plastic and bed coverings while her head was later found in the kitchen, according to prosecutors.An Illinois man accused of cutting a dead woman’s head with a handsaw over the summer told cops he panicked because the corpse was beginning to decompose, prosecutors said Thursday.

Prosecutors said they saw him in Armstrong’s apartment when they were called by the neighbors, but the man allegedly fled before cops could get to him.“The worst thing he did was wrap the head and cut it off with a handsaw,” he said.

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