Kick­boxer ripped out pal’s heart

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A MAR­TIAL arts fighter has ad­mit­ted butcher­ing a friend ALIVE and burn­ing his heart on a stove while high on magic mush­rooms.

Jar­rod Wy­att, 27, a mixed mar­tial arts fighter, killed fel­low MMA scrap­per Tay­lor Pow­ell in a fren­zied at­tack.

The vic­tim, 21, was found dead on a couch when po­lice ar­rived at the scene. His tongue was cut out, his chest carved open and his charred heart was found in a wood-burn­ing stove.

An au­topsy showed that Tay­lor had been butchered while he was still alive.

Wy­att, from Re­qua, North Cal­i­for­nia, was naked and smeared with blood from head to toe.

He told of­fi­cers: “I killed him.”

Wy­att (above) pleaded guilty to first-de­gree murder in­volv­ing may­hem and was sen­tenced to 50 years to life in prison.

The two men had eaten hal­lu­cino­genic mush­rooms be­fore the at­tack, pros­e­cu­tors said.

Un­der the plea deal, he will be el­i­gi­ble for pa­role in 2062.

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