In a grisly online plot, a New York police officer planned to torture and roast alive his fiancee with a butcher in India with whom he chatted on the internet, an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent has testified in a local court.
Gilberto Valle, 28, told Aly Khan, that he "longed to butcher and cook female meat" during an online chat last year. Khan offered to provide a place in Pakistan to kill the woman once she was brought to India, FBI agent Corey Walsh testified on Wednesday.
Valle, dubbed the 'cannibal cop', is charged with conspiring to kidnap, rape, kill and eat women. He is also charged with illegally accessing a government database to research potential victims, media reports said.
Valle denies the charges but faces a life sentence if convicted.
Valle's defence lawyers claim he met friends on an extreme sexual fetish website and was merely fantasising and intended no violence. No women were actually harmed.
FBI agent Walsh told the court about chats Valle participated last year with a New Jersey co-defendant and two co-conspirators -- a man in Great Britain and Khan.
Both men posed on the Internet as veterans of cannibalism who could teach Valle the skills he would need.
In several emails read by Walsh, Valle seemed eager to suggest his fiancee as an offering to Khan, though he added, "She is a sweet girl. I like her a lot. But I will move on."
Valle suggested he could talk her into going on a trip to India before they took her to Pakistan, where they could gag her and take her to a basement.
There he said they could hang her from her feet and take turns sexually assaulting her before slitting her throat and cooking her.
"I just love the thought of stringing her upside down," Valle wrote in an email displayed to the jury. He also said he would like "to see her suffer" and "slowly roast her until she dies."
The jury also heard how Valle plotted to kill and eat a former University of Maryland roommate, Andria Noble.
In one exchange, the police officer read, "I want her to experience being cooked alive. She'll be trussed up like a turkey. ... She'll be terrified, screaming and crying."