Prisoner pulls out own eye - and eats it

A CONVICTED killer pulled out his only good eye - and then told horrified officers he had eaten it.

A CONVICTED killer pulled out his only good eye - and then told horrified officers he had eaten it.

Death row inmate Andre Thomas was found in his cell at the Polunsky Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice with blood on his face last month.

Thomas, who was rushed to hospital, told officers he had pulled his left eye out and eaten it.

The 25-year-old, who has a history of mental problems, was arrested for the fatal stabbings of his estranged wife, their young son and her 13-month-old daughter in March 2004. Their hearts had been ripped out.

Thomas pulled out his right eye before his trial in 2004.

He was convicted and condemned to die for the death of 13-month-old Leyha Marie Hughes. He does not have an execution date.

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Thomas is now being held at the Jester Unit, a psychiatric prison near Richmond, south-west of Houston.