A Tennessee man has admitted to killing, dismembering, burning and eating Lisa Marie Hyder of DeKalb County, Tennessee, this past weekend.
The killer, Gregory Scott Hale, was a former meat processor and alleged devil worshipper. According to local media, his fellow workers found him strange and creepy. It was noted by some workers that Hale used to take home the eyeballs, blood and bones of the slaughtered animals. Hale allegedly was caught performing a satanic ritual with the slaughtered animals and was fired from his job.
This time he set his sights on victim Lisa Marie Hyder, who worked at a small liquor store in the city of Manchester, Tennessee, population 10,000. Hyder had called her ex-husband to pick her up but he was unavailable. Somehow, she ended up dead in the home of Hale.
He committed the gruesome act at the home he shares with his parents. According to a police warrant, “Hale allegedly beheaded her and cut off her hands and placed the body parts in a plastic bucket. He then allegedly cut off her feet and other body parts placing them in another bucket.”
Most disturbing is Hale’s admission that he ate parts of his victim’s corpse. The warrant states that Hale buried the torso of the body in a burn pile at the residence.
Hale’s Facebook page is filled with posts about worshiping Satan, killing people and even cannibalism. According to a Facebook post in April he wrote about eating a vegetarian: “would tha vegetarian taste like that fake soy meat like they got in sum [sic] fast food places???”
Hale’s bond has been set at $1.5 million. His next court date is June 23, 2014.