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Officials: Tennessee man dismembered woman, ate body

NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - A Tennessee man has been charged with killing a woman, dismembering her body and eating part of her corpse in a bizarre case that's perplexing law enforcement in a small pastoral town.

Gregory S. Hale, 37, was arrested at his home -- in a small rural community just outside Manchester -- late Sunday.

He is charged with premeditated first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse, Coffee County District Attorney Mickey Layne told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

According to an arrest warrant, Hale confessed to killing the woman, identified as Lisa Marie Hyder, and authorities called the two acquaintances.

Hale told authorities he beheaded Hyder and cut off her hands and placed the body parts in a plastic bucket, according to the warrant.

He then cut off her feet and other body parts, and placed them in another bucket. The warrant states that Hale buried the torso in a burn pile at the residence.

Hale also admitted to "eating part of the victim," according to the warrant.

Hale is being held in jail on $1.5 million bond. His attorney did not immediately return a call to the AP.

The Tullahoma News reported Tuesday that Hyder was 36 and lived in Pikeville.

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves told the newspaper that Hyder has an ex-husband and children living in the area.

Graves said she apparently became acquainted with Hale, but there is no evidence that they were in a relationship or that she was living with him.

Layne acknowledged that the case is unusual for the seemingly tranquil area, about 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Middle Tennessee.

"I have been here as assistant D.A. or D.A. a lot of years, but this is the first homicide offense of its kind during my tenure here, and I came in the '70s," he said.

Layne said a neighbor told police he'd had a conversation with Hale and had reason to believe a killing had been committed.

When officers arrived at the home, Layne said they found remains on the grounds. They then questioned Hale and took him into custody.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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