The Cannibal Cop, suspended NYPD officer Gilberto Valle, was found guilty of conspiracy to kill and cannibalize women on Tuesday morning. Valle had connected with other liked-minded people on fetish websites to torture and consume women he knew, including his wife. While his lawyers argue that this was just fantasizing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Hadassa Waxman said Valle was taking concrete steps to enact his plot to kidnap and kill. Valle's defense attorney Julia Gatto said this situation was equivalent to the overblown "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast in 1938, which people mistook for truth and caused an unwarranted panic.
The Manhattan federal court also found Valle guilty of illegally accessing a national crime database to gather information about his potential victims. Valle will face life in prison for one count of kidnapping conspiracy.