NJ Man Arrested in Police Cannibalism Case
4 months ago
Lawyers say authorities only charged the man to prevent the use of his testimony.
A New Jersey man has been arrested and accused of trying to pay a police officer to kidnap a woman but a lawyer claims that the arrest was done to prevent him from testifying at the officer’s cannibalism-tinged trial. Officer Gilberto Valle, a 28-year-old New York City police officer from Queens, is scheduled to go on trial later this month after being charged for using a law-enforcement database to allegedly make plans to kidnap, rape, kill, and eat women.
Valle’s lawyer, Julia Gatto, said Vanhise “would have exonerated our client” with testimony about his own participation in the world of Internet sexual fantasies. She alluded to authority’s use of tactics to prevent testimony by Vanhise and others about Internet fantasies. If convicted, Vanhise could face life in prison. (Huffington Post)