Man Who Admitted Killing Pikeville Woman, Eating Part Of Her Corpse, Due In Court June 23

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - by Hollie Webb
A Coffee County man was charged with first degree murder and abuse of a corpse after the area Sheriff's Department said he killed a 37-year-old Pikeville woman, cut off various body parts, and then proceeded to eat some of her remains.

Tennessee deputies received information that a murder had occurred around Friday. They obtained a search warrant for the home of 37-year-old Gregory Scott Hale, who lived with his parents on Pete Sain Road.

When deputies found parts of the body of Lisa Marie Hyder, they said Hale confessed to the murder.

Deputies said he told them that after he killed her, he cut off her head and hands, placing them in a plastic bucket. He said he also cut off her feet and put them in another bucket.

In his statement, he told the deputies that he placed the torso in a burn pile outside the residence. He then admitted to eating part of the corpse.

Hale's bond was set at $1.5 million. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 23 in Coffee County.

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