NY 'cannibal cop' found guilty of plotting to kidnap, kill, eat women
London, Mar. 13 : A police officer in the New York City has been found guilty of plotting to murder his wife, and cook and eat other women.
Gilberto Valle, dubbed the 'cannibal cop' by US media, was arrested by the FBI in 2012 after a tip-off by his wife, from whom he is now estranged.
According to the BBC, the 28-year-old faces life in prison when he is sentenced in June.
Valle's lawyers argued he had merely engaged in a role-playing fantasy he concocted while browsing fetish websites, and said they would appeal, the report said.
But prosecutor Hadassa Waxman told the US District Court in Manhattan that Valle had left the world of fantasy and entered the world of reality by contacting some of the women mentioned in his plans.
He was also convicted on a lesser charge of improperly accessing a law enforcement database to look up the women's personal information.
According to the report, Valle also used the Internet to research the best rope for tying up people and to learn which chemicals render a person unconscious.
He also searched terms such as 'human flesh' and 'white slavery' on the Internet.
The defence team said it would ask the judge to set aside the verdict, the report added.