Alexander Kinyua, accused Md. cannibal, indicted on attempted murder charge for previous attack at Morgan State

This undated photo provided by the Hartford County Sheriff's Office shows Alexander Kinyua. Kinyua, a 21-year-old Kenyan college student accused of killing a housemate told police he ate the victim's heart and part of his brain after he died. AP Photo/Hartford County Sheriff's Office

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(CBS/AP) BALTIMORE - A grand jury has indicted Maryland cannibalism suspect Alexander Kinyua on more a serious charge of attempted murder in a different attack at a Baltimore university dorm.

Pictures: Personal photos of accused Md. cannibal

Kinyua, 21, was already facing assault and reckless endangerment charges in the May attack at Morgan State University. A prosecutor spokesman says the more serious charge came Thursday.

Joshua Ceasar says Kinyua hit him over the head with a baseball bat as he walked into Kinyua's campus apartment, knocking him out. He says friends told him they discovered Kinyua standing over him with a knife.

Harford County authorities say Kinyua told them he ate the heart and brain of a family friend he is charged with killing days later. Ceasar says he feared Kinyua planned the same for him.

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