Cannibal Cop’s Wife Tells All

The Cannibal Cop’s darkest fantasies were illuminated Monday as the wife of NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle—the man charged with plotting to kidnap, rape, kill, and cannibalize a series of women—took the witness stand. Kathleen Mangan-Valle revealed, for example, that she discovered a fetish website, with a photograph of a dead girl, displayed on her husband’s computer. It’s the tip of the iceberg of evidence she said she uncovered about his plans, which allegedly included wanting to rape women “in front of each other to heighten their fears,” burn some alive, and cook others on a spit. Because no women were actually harmed, prosecutors and the defense argued over whether the pure fantasizing of a crime constitutes breaking the law.