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11/21/2012 (2 years ago)

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Heartwarming, but not the kind you'd reasonably expect.

An NYPD cop is facing some gruesome charges that he planned to kidnap, cook, and devour a woman for Thanksgiving.

Thankfully, the police and FBI stopped this alleged serial killer and cannibal before he could start.

Thankfully, the police and FBI stopped this alleged serial killer and cannibal before he could start.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

11/21/2012 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: NYPD, cannibal, cop, Valle, 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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