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January 09, 2009

Death Row Inmate Attempts to Prove He's Insane, Succeeds

He actually dressed up in drag, like Klinger from MASH, for six months!

Um, no, he went a bit further than that.

(Violent imagery content warning.)


He pulled out his own eyeball. And then he ate it.

A Texas death row inmate with a history of mental problems pulled out his only good eye, authorities said Friday.

Andre Thomas told officers he ate it.

Thomas, 25, was arrested for the fatal stabbings of his estranged wife, their young son and her 13-month-old daughter in March 2004. Their hearts also had been ripped out. He was convicted and condemned for the infant's death.

While in the Grayson County Jail in Sherman, Thomas similarly had plucked out his right eye before his trial later in 2004. A judge subsequently ruled he was competent to stand trial.

A death-row officer at the Polunsky Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice found Thomas in his cell with blood on his face and had him taken to the unit infirmary.

""Thomas said he pulled out his eye and subsequently ingested it," agency spokesman Jason Clark said Friday.

You had me at hello pulling out your first eyeball.

Doctors immediately released them man from supervision, deciding that no further psychiatric observation was necessary. "He got both of 'em," one psychiatrist explained. "How much more damage could he do?"

Thanks to Chris.

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