Former New York City police officer Gilberto Valle (C), dubbed by local media as the "Cannibal Cop," leaves the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Lower Manhattan, July 1, ... more 
Former New York City police officer Gilberto Valle (C), dubbed by local media as the "Cannibal Cop," leaves the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Lower Manhattan, July 1, 2014. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in Manhattan threw out the conviction of Valle, 30, for plotting to kidnap, kill and cook women after federal public defenders argued that the U.S. Constitution grants people the right to fantasize, free from government interference. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) less 
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Tue, Jul 1, 2014 3:22 PM EDT