- The Washington Times - Monday, December 12, 2016

A crystal meth addict will spend at least 24 years in prison for a “Breaking Bad”-inspired cop killing in his London apartment.

Stefano Brizzi, 50, met with policeman Gordon Semple, 59, on April 1 after the two interacted via Grindr, an app for gay men. A night of sex games ended with Semple dead, partially cannibalized, and disposed of in a manner consistent with a scene from the famous HBO series. Brizzi was found guilty of murder last month and sentenced by a London judge on Monday.

Judge Nicholas Hilliard sentenced the killer to life in prison — a minimum of 24 years — and another seven years for obstructing a coroner, the Guardian reported.

“Satan told me to,” Brizzi initially told cops, who were traumatized by remains they found within the apartment bathtub and oven.

The killer later changed his story and said the cop died of asphyxiation during a botched sex game, although a satanic bible was found on his computer along with handwritten notes to the devil, the newspaper reported.

“Regret you express now for Mr. Semple’s death has to be seen against what you did over a number of days to his body,” the judge said Monday from the Old Bailey courtroom.

The victim’s DNA was also found on a cooking pot and chopsticks.

“We were devastated when the news broke of Gordon’s murder and the circumstances, which are still incredibly hard to deal with. It is still insurmountably upsetting,” the family said in a statement, the Guardian reported.

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