NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Federal prosecutors have rested their case against the city’s so-called ‘cannibal cop.’
With the final witness came the most vivid images of what prosecutors say former NYPD officer Gilberto Valle may have had in mind for certain targets.
For the first time, the jury inside the federal courthouse saw graphic pictures and video as they finished hearing evidence in the cannibalism case against Valle.
Jurors appeared uncomfortable Monday as prosecutors showed a video of a screaming woman made to appear as if she were being cooked alive over an open flame and other disturbing images from websites devoted to torturing and eating women – evidence prosecutors say proves Valle was involved in a cannibalism plot.
Valle frequently visited websites showing women in various stages of forced duress, including one that offered images of women who did not survive, FBI computer forensics examiner Stephen Flatly testified at Valle’s kidnapping conspiracy trial.
Flatly testified on Monday morning about what police officer Gilberto Valle was searching for on his computer, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.