A mixed martial arts fighter has been charged with murder after allegedly ripping out the heart and cutting off the tongue and face of his sparring partner -- all reportedly while the victim was alive.
A California judge upheld the murder charges Friday, as well as charges of aggravated mayhem and torture, against Jarrod Wyatt in the death of Taylor Powell.
Wyatt and his attorney are saying he was tripping on drugs when he committed the act. The details are gruesome and the reasons behind the March 21 death are bizarre.
Beware, this story is graphic.