The girlfriend of Rudy Eugene—the Miami man killed by police for eating another man's face— said that his embarrassing downward spiral was the result of “battling the devil.”
The woman explained that on the day in question, Eugene woke her up close to dawn, saying that he loved her and was going to go meet his friend. “I told him be safe and I love you too. When he walked out the door I closed it, locked it and went back to sleep,” she said.
Hours later the woman watched the news and heard of the horrific attack on the victim, identified as Ronald Poppo. “I thought to myself, ‘Oh my God, that's crazy,” she said. “I didn't know it was Rudy.” Two days after she last saw Eugene, one of his family members informed her that he was the culprit. “I immediately started to scream. I don't know when I hung up the phone, I was hysterical.”
Eugene was found naked lying next to Poppo. He is believed to have been high on bath salts at the time of the incident.
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