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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked that a man awaiting trial for cannibalism be forced to become vegetarian.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked that a man awaiting trial for cannibalism be forced to become vegetarian. Christopher McCuin, 25, was arrested and charged earlier this month with killing, cooking, and partially eating his girlfriend. Now a letter from PETA Vice President Bruce Friedrich to prison officials asks that he be prevented from “contributing to any more suffering and death by placing him on a healthy, humane vegetarian diet.” The request will not be honored, prison officials say, and McCuin will “be fed like everyone else.”

A man who tried to jump off the Empire State Building with a parachute is suing the building’s owners for $12 million, claiming they de­famed him. Jeb Corliss, 31, was planning to parachute from the skyscraper’s observation deck in 2006 but was tackled and restrained by security guards. Corliss was charged with reckless endangerment, but the charge was dismissed, and now Cor­liss says he was defamed because there is no law against jumping off a skyscraper. “They say he acted illegally,” said Corliss’ lawyer, Mark Heller. “He did not, and it was defamation for them to allege that he did.”

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