By Sandra Birungi
New York City policeman, Gilberto Valle is facing charges of conspiracy to kidnap after his wife, Kathleen Mangan-Valle went to the FBI after discovering a plot to kill, drain blood and later on eat her up and her friend.
Using spyware, Ms Mangan-Valle, 27 found emails of her husband detailing what he was going to do to her and her friend. Appearing in court yesterday, Monday, Mrs. Valle said her husband used to live a normal life until “weird stuff started happening” for example he started asking her were she liked to jog and if the route was well lit or busy.
While testifying, Ms. Mangan told the court: said, “I was going to be tied up by my feet and my throat slit and they were going to watch the blood drain out of me.” In addition, her friend was going to be put in a suitcase and take her somewhere to be murdered. She went ahead and told more plots by her husband to [assault] other women ‘in front of each other to heighten their fears”, and another would be roasted alive over a fire.
However, defence lawyers told the court it was merely a role-playing fantasy. “The charges are pure fiction,” defense lawyer, Julia Gatto said. “You can’t convict people for their thoughts, even if they’re sick,” she added.
FBI had found a “heinous plot to kidnap, [assault], murder and cannibalise a number of very real women”, assistant US attorney Randall Jackson told the court. He added that Mr Valle had tried to contact possible victims, including a primary school teacher.
The defendant had also allegedly used the internet to search for the best rope for tying people up, human flesh, white slavery and chemicals to render someone unconscious.