American Cage Fighter ‘Rips out still-beating Heart of training partner after fearing he was possessed by the Devil’
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Jarrod Wyatt Arrested: Jarrod Wyatt was allegedly found standing naked over his dead friend’s body in a room bathed in blood
A U.S. cage fighter ripped out the heart of his training partner while he was still alive after becoming convinced he was possessed by the devil, it was alleged today.
Jarrod Wyatt also cut out Taylor Powell’s tongue and ripped off most of his face in a brutal assault that police said looked like a scene from a horror film, officers said.
They claim they found the 26-year-old standing naked over his friend’s body with parts, including an eyeball, strewn around the blood splattered room in Klamath, California.
Wyatt allegedly told police he had drunk a cup of tea spiked with hallucinogenic mushrooms and became convinced Powell was possessed.
According to an autopsy Powell, 21, bled to death after his heart was ripped out.
•Wyatt, Powell, a third acquaintance, and Wyatt’s ex-girlfriend all drank mushroom tea. Wyatt had been in a good mood before ingesting it, but the men’s behavior changed almost immediately. Wyatt began complaining that his eyes were burning, and tried to prevent the third man from leaving, even jumping on top of his car as he drove away.
•Wyatt told police he didn’t want the man to leave because he was convinced a tidal wave was coming. Powell held him down on the kitchen floor, saying none of them could be saved from the wave, and that the world was going to come to an end.
•At one point, Wyatt yelled at Powell to get his guitar. Powell responded angrily, asking “You wanna fucking die?” repeatedly.
•Wyatt told police that he had been tormented by spirits in the house, and that “Satan was in that dude [Powell].”
•Wyatt and Powell fought, at point using a rear chokehold familiar from their MMA training together.
•The ex-girlfriend testified that Wyatt and Powell started wrestling on the kitchen floor, though they were later talking about surfing. Later on she saw Powell standing over Wyatt, spitting on him, and “heard sounds she thought were sexual in nature.”
•Wyatt removed Powell’s heart while he was still alive, according to the coroner’s report. He then cooked his body parts in the stove because he was fearful Powell was still alive and needed to “stop the Devil.”
•When police arrived, they found Wyatt standing over Powell, naked and covered in his blood. “I killed him,” Wyatt said, and asked if they were God coming to save him.