TULSA — Murder defendant Joshua Anderson ate the brains of one of his victims, according to testimony Wednesday in Tulsa County District Court.
Anderson, 21, ate the brains of Rosemary Hobbs, 69, said a witness who prosecutors asked not be identified publicly because he fears for his life.
Anderson is on trial this week in connection with the Feb. 2, 2007, slayings of Hobbs and her son, Herbert Hobbs, 51. They were shot and left in a burning house. Anderson is charged with murder and arson.
Anderson also has been charged with killing Evaristo Tovias Jr. on Nov. 5, 2006, and Christopher Moderow on Jan. 23, 2007.
In a confession taped by Tulsa police, jurors heard Anderson tell how he made the mother and her son have sex with each other before he killed them.
After shooting the two, Anderson and his brother, A.C. Anderson, 31, returned to the house, the video confession showed.
That’s when Joshua Anderson reportedly ate the woman’s brains, causing his brother to vomit, according to the video and witness testimony.
The witness testified he heard the details from Joshua Anderson while both were in the Tulsa County jail.
Homicide detective Vic Regalado said Joshua Anderson admitted to the slayings and arson after seeing a tape of his brother telling police who had shot the Hobbses.