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Girlfriend said flesh-eating man either drugged or under Vodou curse

Posted at 6:57 AM, May 31, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-31 07:51:31-04

MIAMI (WTVR) – The girlfriend of the man shot and killed by Miami police while chewing flesh off another man over the weekend told the Miami Herald Rudy Eugene smoked pot but did not do hardcore drugs.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, told the newspaper the man she saw on the news is not the man she loved for the last five years.

“Something happened out of the ordinary that day. I don’t want him to be labeled the Miami Zombie,” she said. “He was a person. I don’t want him to go down like that.”

She explained Eugene’s behavior by saying either he was drugged or that he was under the spell of a Vodou curse. [Read the Miami Herald article]

Earlier this week, police said they believed Eugene was high on bath salts during the time of the attack.


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