Michigan Man Who Murdered Kevin Bacon And Ate His Testicles After Meeting On Grindr Finally Headed To Trial

Posted January 1, 2022 by with 2 comments

One of the most insane Hot Links posted in 2020 is making a comeback in 2022. The Michigan man who murdered and mutilated hairstylist Kevin Bacon after meeting on Grindr is finally headed to trial, with a court date set for February 3rd. Via MEAW:

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, MICHIGAN: A man, who allegedly murdered another man and ate his testicles after meeting him on dating app Grindr, will appear in court in early 2022. Mark Latunski reportedly admitted to the horrifying killing of Kevin Bacon that happened on Christmas eve of 2019. The 25-year-old hairstylist’s remains were found on December 28, hanging inside a secret room in Latunski’s Bennington Township home basement.

Latunski is facing one count of open murder and one count of mutilation of a human body charges. He will appear in court on February 3 after in October 2020 Shiawassee County District Judge Ward Clarkson found him fit to stand trial. At the time, the victim’s father Karl said: “I’m glad that it’s moving along, finally we’re getting some movement. This whole Covid thing has put everything on hold. We’re hoping he gets prison for the rest of his life. That’s what we’re going for.”

[MEAW: Michigan man who ate Grindr date’s testicles to be in court in early 2022]

ICYMI, here’s part of the original 2020 story following the gruesome murder:

Early on Dec. 28, police found Bacon’s body in 50-year-old Mark Latunski’s Morrice-area home, WJBK reported. He was arrested and charged with open murder and mutilation of a human body. According to court documents, police found Bacon hanging naked from the rafters by his ankles in Latunski’s house, WJBK reported.

Police said Latunski confessed to killing Bacon by stabbing him in the back then slicing his throat, also telling police he’d cut off Bacon’s testicles with a knife before eating them, court records say, according to WILX.

Actor Kevin Bacon, who shares first and last names with the victim, took to Instagram to express his condolences when news broke of the victim’s death last week. “For obvious reasons I’m thinking this morning about the friends and family of this young person Kevin Bacon,” the “Footloose” actor shared along with a photo of the victim. “His life was taken from him much too soon. His love was hair dressing. I bet he would have done a great job on this mess on my head. RIP KB.”

[Kansas City Star: Accused cannibal eats part of Grindr date hanging from his ceiling, Michigan cops say]

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