Joshua Ceaser, the victim left partially blinded by a baseball bat attack at a Maryland University, now believes a cannibalism suspect in another case may have been planning to eat his organs too, his attorney said on Tuesday.
According to the Baltimore Sun, when Ceasar regained consciousness after the attack last month at a Morgan State University dormitory apartment, he saw Alex Kinyua standing over him with a knife, said attorney Steve Silverman.
A few days later, Kinyua told investigators that he had eaten the heart and brain of a family friend he's charged with killing at his family's home in Joppatowne.
Silverman said, "In hindsight, knowing what transpired only days later, Josh is convinced that Alex was going to cut open his body and likely consume his organs."
Luckily, two other apartment residents followed a blood trail from the front door and stopped Kinyua before he could use the knife and he fled into nearby woods.
Kinyua was charged with assault and reckless endangerment in the bat attack and he was freed on $220,000 bail.
Ceasar claims Kinyua’s attack was unprovoked in a probable cause statement obtained from Baltimore police.
Witnesses say Kinyua attacked Ceasar with a bat, but the statement does not mention witnesses interrupting a knife attack in a back room.
Kinyua's attorney could not be reached for comment.
Kinyua was waiting with a bat wrapped in barbed wire and chains when an unsuspecting Mr. Ceasar walked through the front door of the apartment Kinyua had been sharing with friends on May 19.
Ceasar was visiting campus for another friend's graduation.
He lost consciousness when Kinyua cracked him on the head, fracturing his skull and shattering his left eye socket.
Ceasar is blind in that eye and doctors aren't optimistic that he will regain his sight.
Ceasar is truly blessed. While his condition is unfortunate and undeserved, he still has life, which could’ve been tragically taken away from an animal. Our hearts go out to the family.