“Cannibal Cop” Goes To Trial: Did Valle Intend To Commit Horrific Crime?

Category: Society / Mar 04, 2013 11:03AM EDT
The trial of the New York City police officer accused of plotting cannibal acts after kidnapping women begun in New York City. His attorney begun the defense with stating that it was mere fantasy and there was no intent to ever commit the horrible act of kidnapping and eating any woman. Officer Gilberto Valle faces 20 years to life in prison if he is convicted. His attorney Julia Gatto is arguing that he had engaged in online sexual fantasies that included a type of role playing. She will argue that these extreme fantasies were just that, and he had been having them since he was a teenager. The prosecutors say Valle accessed a federal law enforcement database to get information about women. In addition he reportedly searched recipes to cook human flesh. Valle’s trial is scheduled to resume Monday. If convicted the former cop faces the possibility of life behind bars. Video Courtesy Of Reuters