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"Cannibal Cop" Emails Focus Of Day Three Testimony

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An FBI agent took the stand Wednesday to read some gruesome emails from a city police officer, and a jury will have to decide if they were fantasy or part of a real plot to kill and eat his female victims. NY1's Dean Meminger filed the following report.

Abducting and Cooking Kimberly: A Blueprint.

The first name of the alleged victim was real. The rest of the details were made up. But prosecutors say the evidence proves Gilberto Valle was deadly serious about his intentions.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said that Valle plotted with others to kidnap, rape, torture and murder - and cook - numerous women he knew, including his own wife.

FBI agent Corey Walsh testified that he reviewed emails and chats in which the officer detailed his horrific plans with people in New Jersey, England and Pakistan.

The messages were read in court.

One example:

"We are going to cook her outdoors on the rotisserie in September."

Another chat said, "I will save all the news reports. She will definitely make the news. She is a prosecutor."

That chat was about someone who works in Ohio.

During cross-examination, defense attorneys put FBI agent Walsh on the hot seat, getting him to admit that there were plenty of other Internet chats between Valle and people about kidnapping and eating victims. The feds determined those to be fantasy role play.

"They used certain factors, which were present that were the fantasy and the real chats," said Defense Attorney Robert Baum. "We believe that nothing was real."

Sex therapist Rachel Klechevsky said that she would be concerned with deviate thoughts only if a person really put a plan in place to do harm.

"Did he have the materials? Does he have a place to take these women to? Does he have all of the, you know, the suitcase that he was going to drag the women in? Does he have a spit that can hold a human body on it?" she said.

None of that has been found, and Walsh did say that Valle never met face to face with his supposed co-conspirators.

"To my knowledge, he never met with anyone," Walsh said. "I'm not aware of any phone contact."

If convicted for the alleged plot, Officer Valle could spend the rest of his life in prison.

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