NYC policeman's cannibal-plot trial set to start

Published On: Feb 25 2013 07:17:17 AM EST
Updated On: Feb 25 2013 09:47:04 AM EST
NEW YORK -

A New York City police officer accused of plotting to cook and eat women is going on trial.
    
Opening statements are expected early Monday afternoon in the case against Gilberto Valle.
    
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan plan to use emails and other evidence to show that the 28-year-old had dangerous schemes to abduct women and devour them. They say he even drew up a list of targets using a law enforcement database.
    
Defense witnesses are expected to describe how he lived in a secret fantasy world. They say participants role play and fantasize about cannibalism, but never act on it.
    
A New Jersey man charged with scheming with Valle to kidnap, rape and murder a Manhattan woman is awaiting trial. He also says he intended no harm.

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