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Alexander Kinyua Update: Plea hearing postponed for alleged Md. cannibal, report says

Alexander Kinyua CBS Baltimore

Alexander Kinyua
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(CBS/AP) BEL AIR, Md. - A plea hearing for a college student who told authorities he killed a man and ate his heart and parts of his brain last year has been postponed.

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Alexander Kinyua was scheduled to appear Monday in Harford County Circuit Court, but judge Stephen Waldron says the hearing was canceled because Kinyua wasn't transported to the courthouse.

The state's attorney cited administrative reasons. Waldron says the hearing might be rescheduled for August.

No other details about why Kinyua wasn't transported from the psychiatric hospital where he's committed indefinitely were available.

He's charged with killing a 37-year-old man from Ghana who was staying with Kinyua's family outside Baltimore in 2012.

Kinyua has pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible to attacking a man on a college campus in Baltimore with a baseball bat in a separate case.

He has been committed indefinitely to a psychiatric hospital.

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