Michigan Man Who Cut Off and Ate a Man’s Testicle Gets Life in Prison
A man from Shiawassee County who is known as the Michigan cannibal killer gets life in prison for a brutal murder he committed in 2019.
Michigan Cannibal Killer
His name is Mark Latunski and he has been dubbed the "Michigan Cannibal Killer." Latunski, a father of 4, earned a master's degree in chemistry and went on to work as a chemist at the Dow Chemical Corporation in Midland. On paper, Latunski seems like a normal guy but as we've learned that was definitely not the case.
What Started Off as a Grindr Hookup Turned Into Murder
Latunski arranged a date using the Grindr app where he met 25-year-old Kevin Bacon of Swartz Creek in 2019. According to the Detroit Free Press, when Bacon didn't show up to the Christmas breakfast the family alerted authorities of his being missing. A friend of Bacon's told authorities he was going to meet a stranger he met using the Grindr app. This would be the last anyone would hear from Bacon.
Detectives used the information to track Bacon to Latunski's residence where Bacon was found naked, dead, and hanging from his ankles with parts of his body cut off.
Latunski had stabbed Bacon in the back, hung him upside down, slit his throat, cut off his testicles then cooked and ate them.
Latunski wound up pleading guilty to all the charges.
Michigan Cannibal Killer Gets Life in Prison
WOOD reported that 53-year-old Latunski was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for convictions of first-degree murder and 11 additional months for mutilation of a dead body.