NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — An FBI agent testifying at the cannibalism conspiracy trial of a New York police officer has shown jurors the online writings of a man who claimed he would kill and eat women he knew.
Agent Corey Walsh continued testifying Wednesday in the third day of evidence presentation in the two-week trial of 28-year-old Officer Gilberto Valle.
In testimony that began Tuesday, Walsh displayed numerous online exchanges that the government contends proves Valle intended to kill and eat women.
Valle, writing under the username Mhal52, and a butcher in India chatted online about the officer’s plans to torture and cook his soon-to-be wife and a former college roommate, Walsh testified Wednesday.
“I have longed to butcher and cook female meat,” Officer Gilberto Valle, 28, told the man identified as Aly Khan early last year, according to the testimony of Agent Walsh. Khan offered to provide a place in Pakistan to kill the woman once she was brought to India, Walsh said.
Walsh read the conversation for jurors, one of many Valle had describing how he would like to kidnap, torture and eat women. In this case, Valle offered up his then-girlfriend, Kathleen Mangan.
Khan viewed a photograph and liked her, saying she had meat and wasn’t too thin. He told Valle, “Young women are good. Nothing too big and fat.” He suggested they all meet in India and told Valle “American meat has its own taste. I’ll make a good meal for you.”
According to conversations read in court, Valle told Khan that he was a first timer, so Khan was going to help the former cop understand how to slaughter a girl and eat her meat, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported.