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Cannibalism case jury may have to come from another county

Joseph Oberhansley is accused of killing and mutilating his ex-girlfriend, Tammy Jo Blanton, in Jeffersonville in 2014.
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Published: Jun. 27, 2020 at 2:02 PM CDT
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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. - The jury that will hear the murder trial of a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body may have to come from another county to avoid depleting the jury pool during another high-profile trial.

Joseph Oberhansley is accused of killing and mutilating his ex-girlfriend, Tammy Jo Blanton, in Jeffersonville in 2014.

His trial is set to start Sept. 8 and is supposed to come from northern Indiana’s St. Joseph County, but that county has another high-profile trial within a week of Oberhansley’s scheduled trial and a judge says the court doesn’t want to deplete that county’s jury pool.

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