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A FE­MALE can­ni­bal sus­pected of eat­ing 30 peo­ple has been de­clared SANE enough to stand trial.

Sick Na­talia Bak­sheeva, 43, ad­mit­ted eat­ing her vic­tims over an 18 - year pe­riod when she was ar­rested last year.

But she claims that it was her hus­band, Dmity Bak­sheeva, 35, who had mur­dered the vic­tims she scoffed.

And be­cause there is no spe­cific law against can­ni­bal­ism in Rus­sia she has only been charged with a sin­gle count of con­spir­acy to mur­der for goad­ing Dmity into killing 35- year- old wait­ress Elena Vashru­sheva.

It was Elena’s boiled and then frozen re­mains po­lice dis­cov­ered in the cou­ple’s kitchen.

They also found a jar of pick­led hu­man or­gans and 19 slices of skin when they raided their home in Krasnodar.

A po­lice source said: “When we ar­rested her we were con­vinced she would be sent straight to the asy­lum.

“She told us she had eaten 30 peo­ple since 1999. No- one sane does that but the doc­tors reckon she’s fit to stand trial.

“Sadly we only have ev­i­dence for one mur­der and she only faces 15 years in jail – that’s if she’s found guilty.”

Dmity is suf­fer­ing from TB and is at the mo­ment too ill to face charges.

Cops say Dmity also took self­ies with Elena’s sev­ered body parts as he butchered her af­ter stab­bing her to death.

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