Hearing set for man charged in brain-eating case

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- A man charged with killing another man with an ax and eating body parts is set to return to a Connecticut courtroom for a hearing on whether prosecutors have enough evidence to continue pursuing a murder charge.

A probable cause hearing is scheduled for Monday morning in Bridgeport Superior Court in the case of 35-year-old Tyree Smith, a Florida resident who grew up in Ansonia, Conn.

Smith is charged with murdering Angel Gonzalez in Bridgeport on Dec. 15. Police say Smith ate one of Gonzalez's eyeballs and part of his brain. He was arrested in his hometown of Lynn Haven, Fla., in January.

Gonzalez's relatives have said Smith deserves to be condemned to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Smith's lawyer has declined to comment.


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