Carmichael said that information could have prejudiced the jury. Prosecutors say the Oberhansley broke into the Jeffersonville home of his ex-girlfriend, Tammy Jo Blanton, in September 2014 and then raped her, fatally stabbed her and ate parts of her body.
The jury had been selected in Hamilton County, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) north of Jeffersonville, which is a suburb of Louisville, Kentucky. Carmichael set a new court date for Sept. 3. A new jury will need to be selected.