When Joseph Oberhansley’s second trial got underway Friday, he was eager to tell anyone that would listen about his innocence.Two Black men, he told reporters on the way into the Clark County courthouse, were responsible for his ex’s 2014 murder.As the third day of testimony in his trial got underway Tuesday, jurors heard those same claims repeated as his hourslong interview with Jeffersonville Police was played.Initially, he told detectives he had not seen Tammy Blanton in days, despite being taken into custody at her home with bloody knuckles and a bloody knife.”I don’t know where she is, sir….last time I seen her was the other day, about two days ago,” Oberhansley was recorded saying.But eventually, he places himself at the crime scene, along with who he calls those “two suspects.” One who he claims he saw stab Blanton repeatedly.Later on, Oberhansley does admit to an act of cannibalism because “she was already dead.”Oberhansley told the detective he had gone to Blanton’s Jeffersonville home that night to get his “stuff back.” He spoke repeatedly about her “setting me up” but offered few other details. Then, when asked about getting into the home and kicking in the back door, he offered a chilling look into her final moments. “She wasn’t all that scared, surprisingly. Like she knew,” he told the detective.Later, he admitted to killing her. But defense attorney Bart Betteau said that was not his intention. He pointed out the part of the police interview in which Oberhansley returned to her home. This was after Blanton called 911 and police asked him to leave. Oberhansley told police he returned to try and “talk some sense into her.”Testimony resumes Wednesday and the state is expected to call two witnesses.

When Joseph Oberhansley’s second trial got underway Friday, he was eager to tell anyone that would listen about his innocence.

Two Black men, he told reporters on the way into the Clark County courthouse, were responsible for his ex’s 2014 murder.

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As the third day of testimony in his trial got underway Tuesday, jurors heard those same claims repeated as his hourslong interview with Jeffersonville Police was played.

Initially, he told detectives he had not seen Tammy Blanton in days, despite being taken into custody at her home with bloody knuckles and a bloody knife.

“I don’t know where she is, sir….last time I seen her was the other day, about two days ago,” Oberhansley was recorded saying.

But eventually, he places himself at the crime scene, along with who he calls those “two suspects.” One who he claims he saw stab Blanton repeatedly.

Later on, Oberhansley does admit to an act of cannibalism because “she was already dead.”

Oberhansley told the detective he had gone to Blanton’s Jeffersonville home that night to get his “stuff back.” He spoke repeatedly about her “setting me up” but offered few other details. Then, when asked about getting into the home and kicking in the back door, he offered a chilling look into her final moments.

“She wasn’t all that scared, surprisingly. Like she knew,” he told the detective.

Later, he admitted to killing her. But defense attorney Bart Betteau said that was not his intention. He pointed out the part of the police interview in which Oberhansley returned to her home. This was after Blanton called 911 and police asked him to leave. Oberhansley told police he returned to try and “talk some sense into her.”

Testimony resumes Wednesday and the state is expected to call two witnesses.

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