Rape-Murder Plot Trial For Pair Opens In New York"Thousands if not millions of people have bizarre sexual fantasies," attorney Brian Waller told the Manhattan federal court jury in defense of his client, 61-year-old Robert Christopher Asch. "Chris Asch is one of those people."
Alleged 'Cannibal Cop' Co-Conspirators Plead Not GuiltyDefendants Michael Vanhise, Robert Christopher Asch and Richard Meltz will go to trial together. The trial is scheduled to begin in November.
Accused 'Cannibal Cop' Conspirator To Face Trial This FallFederal Judge Paul Gardephe scheduled a Nov. 4 trial for Michael Vanhise during a hearing Thursday.
FBI Agent's Testimony Describes Cannibal Talk At NYPD Cop's TrialFBI Agent Corey Walsh continues testifying Wednesday in the third day of evidence presentation in the two-week trial of 28-year-old Officer Gilberto Valle.
Defense Hopes For Key Witness' Testimony In 'Cannibal Cop' TrialWith the trial set to begin in two weeks, the defense attorney for the infamous “cannibal cop” was hoping Wednesday that a judge would allow a key witness to testify.
Judge: 'Cannibal Cop' Conspirator Not Granted Bail, Deemed Danger To CommunityProsecutor Randall Jackson told the judge that Michael Vanhise took part in surveillance of targets of the plot and even sent pictures of his 7-year-old niece to other conspirators, suggesting the little girl as someone to be kidnapped and eaten.
Second Man Arrested In Connection With 'Cannibal Cop' CaseMichael Vanhise, 23, of Trenton, New Jersey, was arrested on conspiracy to commit kidnapping charges. He appeared in federal court Friday in Manhattan.