Looking for a willing volunteer, Meiwes posted an advertisement on the website, The Cannibal Cafe (a blog site for people with cannibal fetishes).Meiwes' post stated that he was "looking for a well-built 18 to 30-year-old to be slaughtered and then consumed." Bernd Jürgen Armando Brandes, an engineer from Berlin, answered the advertisement in March 2001.
Still, the defendant claimed he had hesitated before going through with the act."I took out my best dinner service, and fried a piece of rump steak – a piece from his back – made what I call princess potatoes, and sprouts. The flesh tastes like pork but stronger.“ On the morning of 10 December 2002, police made a visit to the isolated farmhouse, acting on a tip-off from a young Austrian student who believed the man living there had killed and eaten someone.Police found a kitchen in the freezer with a false bottom, containing what Meiwes claimed was wild pig.A man who admitted killing and eating an acquaintance he met on the Internet was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison Tuesday, following his retrial in a case that engrossed and appalled Germany.Armin Meiwes, a 44-year-old computer technician, also was convicted of disturbing the peace of the dead.