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Man Who Dissolved UK Police Officer in Acid Gets Life in Prison

A judge in London has given a crystal meth addict a life term in prison for killing a police officer during a bondage sex session and then attempting to cook and eat his body parts.

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This undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police shows Stefano Brizzi, 50. Metropolitan Police / AP

Judge Nicholas Hilliard sentenced Stefano Brizzi on Monday to life in prison with at least 24 years to serve for killing 59-year-old Gordon Semple, whose dissolving body was found in an acid bath.

Brizzi, a former Morgan Stanley IT developer, met Semple on a gay dating app. The 50-year-old Brizzi arranged a meeting at his apartment near London's Tate Modern gallery on April 1 and later tried to cover up his tracks online.

After his arrest, Brizzi had admitted killing and trying to dissolve the body because "Satan told me to."

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