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Gruesome! Who one NY cop planned to eat for Thanksgiving - Brooklyn

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
November 21st, 2012
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An NYPD cop is facing some gruesome charges that he planned to kidnap, cook, and devour a woman for Thanksgiving.

BROOKLYN, NY (Catholic Online) - It's not exactly the heartwarming story one would expect for the holiday, although it does involve a heart being warmed. Prosecutors say 28-year old police officer  Gilberto Valle used a police database to choose an intended victim and discussed with others his plans to kidnap and cannibalize the woman.

The FBI and NYPD conducted a two-month investigation and found that Valle made a database of several women he planned to kidnap, torture, kill, cook and eat.

Prosecutors say Valle was very specific about his plans while chatting with a friend online. Those records will build a key part of their case.

Judge Paul Gardephe denied bail for Valle saying he would have "to settle for a cheap jailhouse turkey dinner." He added, "There is nothing about this case that is rational. It is depraved, bizarre and aberrational, and at the moment it is unexplainable -- especially by someone who is a police officer."

Although no women were harmed by Valle, the FBI said there was a great deal of intent expressed by him.

Defense attorneys are trying to claim the entire affair is the result of a twisted fantasy, but that nothing criminal took place.

Valle's trial is set for January 22.

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