Bond denied for Indiana man accused of killing, eating ex-girlfriend

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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has denied bond for a southern Indiana man accused of killing his former girlfriend and eating some of her internal organs.

The News and Tribune reports Clark Circuit Judge Vicki Carmichael denied 34-year-old Joseph Oberhansley’s request Wednesday for pretrial release. The Jeffersonville man is charged with murder, rape and abuse of a corpse in the September 2014 slaying of 46-year-old Tammy Jo Blanton.

Oberhansley was out of jail on $500 bond when Blanton’s death occurred. A miscommunication in the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office had reduced his bond from $25,000 full cash.

Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull says Oberhansley “most definitely, needs to stay in jail. He is a danger to our community.”

Oberhansley could be sentenced to death if convicted. His trial is scheduled for August 2016. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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