Cannibal cop: NYPD officer accused of plotting to kidnap and cook women 'hinted at eating wife'
5 Feb 2013 16:44
Police officer Gilberto Valle, 28, allegedly talked about "girl meat" and discussed eating his wife during grisly online chats with a co-conspirator
Cannibal cop: Gilberto Valle is accused of plotting to kidnap and eat women Cannibal cop: Gilberto Valle is accused of plotting to kidnap and eat women
A New York police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat women hinted in an online chat that his wife might have been on the menu.
Gilberto Valle, dubbed the ‘cannibal cop’, is believed to have kept a database of at least 100 women who he plotted to rape, kill and cook for Thanksgiving dinner.
The 28-year-old NYPD officer talked about eating “girl meat” in a grisly online chat with an alleged co-conspirator, according to federal prosecutors.
Federal Defender Julie Gatto requests bail for her client, New York City Police Officer Gilberto Valle In the dock: An artist's impression shows Valle in court
They said Valle told the other man, who claimed to be in India, that his "girlfriend" and his wife were both 25 years old, 5 feet 7 inches and 10 stones.
According to prosecutors, the other man asked if the wife was vegetarian and Valle said yes.
Prosecutors said the man told Valle her meat would be lower quality.
Police officer Gilberto Valle Law enforcer: Valle was an NYPD officer in Harlem
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Valle, from Queens, New York, is charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping and faces a maximum life sentence if found guilty.
His lawyers say he was merely fantasizing and intended no violence.
No women were actually harmed.