ATTACKER: Rudy Eugene [pictured] was killed by police after launching cannibalistic assault on homeless man
THE GIRLFRIEND of the man who was killed by police after he was discovered eating another man’s face on the side of a Florida highway, has spoken out for the first time.
Rudy Eugene’s partner reportedly claimed that the 31-year-old, who has now been dubbed the 'miami cannibal', was a god fearing individual and must have been the victim of 'a Voodoo curse,' or was spiked with drugs without his knowledge.
Eugene's partner also alleged that before the horrific attack, which left 65-year-old homeless man, Ronald Poppo, in critical condition at a Miami hospital, had kissed her goodbye and left clutching his Bible.
Speaking to CBS Miami, she said: “That wasn’t him, that was his body but it wasn’t his spirit. Somebody did this to him.”
She added that Eugene always read the Bible and his last words to her were 'I love you and I’ll be back.'
Initially police suspected that Eugene had been under the influence of hallucinogenic drug, LSD, however new reports that suggested that he may have taken a similar drug nicknamed 'Bath Salts'.
A representative for the NSW Drug Squad told News.com.au: “Bath salts as mephedrone or MDPV are analogues of illegal drugs, which means bath salts in those forms are illegal."
“It's an emerging trend that the drug squad is starting to see these new psychoactive substances being used," they added.