Miami Face Eater's Girlfriend Makes Statement


Rudy Eugene, 31, was shot and killed by police over Memorial Day weekend after he attacked and chewed off more than 80 percent of another man's face. Speaking publicly for the first time late last week, his girlfriend, 27-year-old Yovonka Bryant, told reporters that there were no warning signs of her boyfriend's future cannibalistic attack, NBC Miami reports.

"I love Rudy Eugene," Bryant said. "I felt safe with Rudy." She described Eugene, 31, as a family man and a religious person. Bryant said they never discussed voodoo or cannibalism and that her boyfriend was likely drugged without his knowledge.

"The time Rudy and I spent together, we took my kids out to the park, we dined in restaurants, we had family game and movie night at one of my relatives’ house, we often engaged in debates over what God really meant to people, and who was the biggest Miami Heat fan," Bryant said …

High-profile attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing Bryant, said she was hired in order expose the truth about who Rudy Eugene was …

Allred said Bryant, who lives in Miramar and is a billing specialist for a certified public accountant, read the Bible with Eugene and had communicated with him by text message the day before his death.


Read more at NBC Miami.

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