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Potential Victim Of Self-Proclaimed Cannibal Speaks Out About Attack; Says Morgan State Should Have Warned Students

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BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Shocking new accusations against the Harford County man who confessed to killing and eating his roommate. Now, another potential victim is sharing his encounter with the self-proclaimed cannibal.

Mike Hellgren has the exclusive interview.

Joshua Caesar said the accused cannibal is an acquaintance and that he is highly intelligent, if a bit strange.

Just days before police say Alexander Kinyua carved his roommate Kujoe Agyei-Kodie with a knife, and ate his heart and brain inside his family’s home in Harford County, he was arrested for attacking Caesar on the Morgan State University campus in Baltimore, beating him with a bat, then– according to reports– he was standing over his body with a knife. The beating fractured Caesar’s skull.

Caesar spoke to WJZ about the attack in his first television interview.

Caesar: “I was able to turn because I felt him.”
Hellgren: “What happens next?”
Caesar: “He had a black sheet over his head. That’s the only thing I remember.”
Hellgren: “And what’s going through your mind?”
Caesar: “I was in utter shock.”

He now believes he would have been the first victim of Kinyua’s cannibalism.

“Regardless whether I heal, my eyesight comes back or not, it’s still going to be something that’s going to be on my mind for the rest of my life,” Caesar said.

A bizarre video shows Kinyua speaking in January at a student forum at Morgan State, talking not only about the Virginia Tech massacre, but also human sacrifices.

“Based on Virginia Tech, what actually happened, I want to make actually suggestions,” he said on the video. “I don’t see it there but prevalent outside the university, it’s something that goes on outside the university, it’s international– blood sacrifices.”

According to published reports, Kinyua– who attended Morgan State and whose father taught there– had trouble on campus. He was expelled from Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) after punching a wall in January. One report called him a “Virginia Tech waiting to happen,” leading to questions over whether the school missed warning signs.

The university spokesman would not go on camera but pointed out that Kinyua was not a student at the time of the attack in Harford County. He did say the school is now reviewing policies.

Hellgren: “How would you describe him?”
Caesar: “He was a little odd. He was strange. I couldn’t have the slightest clue to what his motive was for attacking me. I wouldn’t even have been put in that situation if Morgan did a better job of telling news to the general population of what type of person that we’re around.”

Caesar’s lawyer also says the university should have taken some sort of prior action.

Morgan State tells WJZ security and safety of students is a priority for them.

Kinyua’s family has declined comment. He is being held without bail.

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