The “Cannibal Cop” has been convicted by a jury on all charges of plotting to kidnap, cook and kill women.
The jury has been deliberating since Friday in the case of Gilberto Valle, the 28-year-old NYPD officer charged with plotting to kidnap, torture and eat women.
The defense had argued that his plans were pure fantasy, but prosecutors insist his plans were aborted before something horrible could happen.
He had pleaded not guilty, and is now facing life in prison.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara praised the jury’s decision in a statement.
“Today, a unanimous jury found that Gilberto Valle’s detailed and specific plans to abduct women for the purpose of committing grotesque crimes were very real, and that he was guilty as charged. The Internet is a forum for the free exchange of ideas, but it does not confer immunity for plotting crimes and taking steps to carry out those crimes. I want to thank the jury for their time, their diligence, and their willingness to serve on a case of this nature, and I want to thank the dedicated prosecutors from my office who did such an outstanding job investigating and prosecuting this disturbing case.”