NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A former New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women broke down in tears in court Thursday.
Deliberations have begun in the case against Gilberto Valle.
A prosecutor argued that the FBI had to stop Valle last year before he could go forward with a macabre scheme to abduct and cannibalize women, while his lawyer dismissed the supposed plot as “no more real than an alien invasion” and closer to pornography than a real crime.
Valle was in the midst of a plot to “kidnap, torture, rape and commit other horrific acts” on at least six women he knew, including his wife, Assistant U.S. Attorney Hadassa Waxman told a Manhattan jury in closing arguments at Valle’s kidnapping conspiracy trial. “The law does not require that we wait until he carries out his crime.”