NYC jury reaches verdict in cannibal-plot case

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A verdict has been reached at the trial of a New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women.

The verdict was to be delivered Tuesday morning in Manhattan federal court.

The FBI arrested 28-year-old Officer Gilberto Valle (VAL'-ee) last year based on a tip by his now-estranged wife.

Prosecutors said Valle plotted with others he met on fetish websites to abduct, torture and eat women he knew, including his wife.

Valle's lawyers said he was just fantasizing and had no intention of harming anyone.

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