California cannibal killed grandmother with ice pick

Dwayne Wallick charged with murder after aunt found him eating their 90-year-old relative.


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Dwayne Wallick
Dwayne Wallick
(Richmond Police Department)

As if it wasn’t grisly enough, the flesh-crawling case of a man caught cannibalizing his own grandmother keeps getting grislier.

Dwayne Wallick, 37, was caught by cops Monday straddling his grandmother’s dead body and “pulling out her flesh with his hands” at the apartment they shared in the Bay Area city of Richmond, California.

Wallick’s 90-year-old grandma, Ruby Wallick, who was said to be “missing pieces of flesh,” was pronounced dead at the scene.

Results of an autopsy to establish the cause of her death were still pending yesterday.

“I’ve seen it all,” Richmond Police spokesman Sgt. Aaron Pomeroy told the LA Times. But “in 26 years of law enforcement, I have never seen a crime scene of a victim that badly injured.”

Such was Wallick’s deranged state that he became “extremely aggressive” even after officers used a Taser gun on him, Pomeroy said.

It eventually took four cops to drag Wallick kicking and screaming from the residence and into custody.

Ruby Wallick’s daughter, the suspect’s aunt, called 911 after entering the apartment to find her mother bleeding on the family room floor and her nephew covered in blood. She had showed up there to take her mother out.

Dwayne Wallick had been living in the apartment with his grandmother for two years and was her primary caregiver, Pomeroy said.

Ruby Wallick had mobility and eyesight issues but was still in good health and expected to live for several more years, according to her daughter.

Prosecutors formally charged Dwayne Wallick with murder Wednesday, with enhancements alleging that he killed his grandmother using both a knife and an ice pick, according to the Mercury News.

His bail has been set at $1.1 million.

Wallick, who has no prior criminal history or known mental issues, was taken to hospital for unspecified injuries following his arrest Monday.

Investigators are yet to establish a motive but believe he may have been under the influence of a type of synthetic stimulant at the time.

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