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Tennessee Satanist Gregory Scott Hale Arrested for Murder and Cannibalism

Alex Constantine - June 15, 2014

By Kabita Maharana

A Satanist who murdered and dismembered a woman before eating parts of her body has been arrested in Manchester, Tennessee, according to reports. Gregory Scott Hale, 37, was arrested at his home in Coffee County and has been charged with first degree murder after he admitted to the murder of 36-year-old Lisa Hyder of Dekalb County, and performing the grisly ritual that followed.

Devil worshipper Hale was reportedly seeking help from his neighbors to dispose of Hyder's remains, when they became suspicious and contacted the police.

"We are very early in the investigation, the officers were out late last night into the early hours of the morning gathering information," Assistant District Attorney Marla Holloway told WSMV.

In the arrest affidavit, Hale said he cut off Hyder's head, her hands and her feet before burying her torso outside his south-central Tennessee home. Hale also admitted eating portions of her corpse during a ritual. He claims to have never met the woman he killed.

The deranged man was known to have performed satanic rituals using animal body parts, which he acquired from the slaughterhouse where he worked. Further evidence of his preoccupation with bloody ritual and death can be found on Hale's Facebook page.

gregory scott hale - Tennessee Satanist Gregory Scott Hale Arrested for Murder and Cannibalism
The 37-year-old posted several disturbing photos of himself posing with large knives and blades.

"Would a vegetarian taste like that fake soy meat like they got in sum fast food places???" he 'jokingly' wrote.

He also posted a tribute to serial killer Richard Ramirez who recently died. One of his recent posts he shared a photo with the caption "I hug the people I hate so I know how big to dig the hole in my backyard."

lisa marie hyder - Tennessee Satanist Gregory Scott Hale Arrested for Murder and Cannibalism
Gregory Hale allegedly beheaded 36-year-old Lisa Marie Hyder, then cut off her hands and feet before placing them in buckets. Cops reportedly learned of his crime when he asked a friend for help in disposing of Hyder's body.