Chess murder: Lodger admits to butchering landlord as victim's lung removed during horrific killing

An Irish landlord was murdered last night in his home, supposedly by the same tenant that called the incident in. Saverio Ballante called police at 12:50AM to alert them of a murder, claiming that he and the landlord had gotten into an argument over a chess game they'd played and that he'd killed thirty-nine year old Tom O'Gorman. Ballante was described as calm when he called the murder in and claimed that he'd also eaten the dead man's heart.

Police found Mr O'Gorman dead when they arrived, his body mutilated. He had been stabbed multiple times and beaten with a dumbbell, but further investigation did prove that the man's heart was still in place, though he was missing a lung that has still not been recovered.

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POSTED January 14 2014 8:59 AM

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