Maksim Kostyukov, 41, and his son Yaroslav, 20, are accused of beheading the corpse before carving off pieces of flesh to turn into soup, in the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine.
In October last year, the Kostyukovs allegedly invited their friend Evgeny Petrov to a booze party in their flat.
After learning he was an ex-cop, the father, who previously had problems with the law, is said to have became involved in a furious row.
Kostyukov Jr. then approached Petrov from behind and grabbed him as the father cut the ex-cop’s throat then stabbed him in the chest with a kitchen knife several times, say cops.
After allegedly killing the man, Kostyukovs beheaded the corpse and cut off pieces of flesh from the legs and torso.
Some flesh was used by the father to cook soup and other pieces were stored in the fridge, police reports claim.
At night the alleged cannibals are said to have carried the beheaded corpse out and dumped it near a neighbouring block of flats.
Next morning a janitor found the ex-cop’s remains and called the police.
Witness Petro Usaty said: “The corpse was beheaded and gutted. Big chunks of flesh were cut off from the legs and torso.”
Kostyukovs came under suspicion after the police identified the corpse and interviewed locals who had seen the victim with the duo on the day of his disappearance.
The father and son were arrested after the police reportedly found the victim’s body parts in their apartment.
During the search, the officers found Petrov’s head, which was hidden in a carton box on the balcony, and pieces of the victim’s flesh stored in the fridge.
Kharkiv Prosecutor Office spokeswoman Oksana Karnaukh said: "The suspects decapitated the corpse to make it difficult to identify the victim.”
Kostyukovs are being charged with murder and are standing trial these days. The suspects face life-sentence if found guilty.
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