On the second day of accused "Cannibal Cop" Gilberto Valle's trial, an FBI agent presented graphic emails sent by Valle to a man in Europe and three of his alleged potential victims took the stand. NY1's Dean Meminger filed the following report.
The second day of alleged "Cannibal Cop" Gilberto Valle's trial, details about his alleged plan began to emerge.
An FBI agent read some emails Valle exchanged with a person in Europe, known only by his online handle, "moody blues."
In those messages, Valle wrote about kidnapping, raping, cooking and eating several women he knew.
"I will abduct her right out of her apartment and stuff her in a large piece of luggage," one email said.
"I'm pretty set on cooking her...I'm not really into raw meat." he allegedly went on to write. "Cook over a low heat, keep her alive as long as possible."
As jurors followed along with the emails on computer screens, some appeared a bit disturbed by the content.
Valle's defense team said that was expected.
"We said from the beginning of this case that most people won't like the thoughts that are exchanged on the Internet, they're not for most people. But they are just thoughts," defense attorney Julia Gatto said. "We are seeing very clearly that there is no real world action here."
But federal prosecutors say the officer, who lived in Queens and worked out of the 26th precinct in Harlem, plotted with at least three others to victimize and cannibalize women.
Three women who prosecutors say were targets also took the stand.
Like Valle's wife on Monday, they're all light-skinned brunettes. Two of them knew Valle and said they had recently met with him.
The defense says that still doesn't prove Valle was a criminal.
"Whether they were friends for high school or college, they were all pretty consistent that Gil Valle was a nice normal guy who was polite and nice to women," Gatto said.
But prosecutors say Valle even targeted female co-workers on the police force. He allegedly sent pictures of them to others. One of his emails said "the second girl is a cop, Evelyn, 33 years old."
Prosecutors say Valle unlawfully used police computers to track some of those on his hit list.