Tuesday, the verdict came in for Gilberto Valle. He conspired to kidnap women, who prosecutors argued he planned to rape, torture, cook and eat, a federal jury decided Tuesday.
The former New York City Policeman’s lawyers claimed the e-mails and online postings were just “fantasy role-play” and”dark improv theater,” but prosecutors said he was “deadly serious.”
A document found on his wife’s laptop was titled “Abducting and Cooking Kimberly — A Blueprint.” It included a photograph of Kimberly Sauer and personal information, including her bra size and shoe size. Sauer’s testimony revealed that some of the information — a different last name, birthplace, birth date and college education — was inaccurate.
Some of the most critical testimony came from Valle’s wife. “He encouraged me to run at night” and his porn collection saw “dead” and severed people”, Kathleen Mangan-Valle said during chilling opening testimony. The Cannibal Cop was really into his wife’s jogging route. “She broke down after describing how Valle ‘seemed very interested in my running route’ and asked if there were street lights or many people around,”
Valle had pictures of his wife and her friends in a secret e-mail account. “I was supposed to be tied by my feet, my throat slit, and they were going to watch the blood rush from my body,” said Mangan.
Valle will be sentenced at a later date by U.S. District Court Judge Paul Gardephe.
Columnist-The Guardian Express