Agent: Cop said cannibalism interest hurt his life

Agent: Cop said cannibalism interest hurt his life

Agent: Cop said cannibalism interest hurt his life

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by TOM HAYS

AP

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 12:38 PM

NEW YORK -- An FBI agent has testified that a New York City police officer told investigators after his arrest that his fascination with cannibalism set him on a downward spiral that was wrecking his personal life.

Agent Anthony Foto testified Friday about his October arrest of Officer Gilberto Valle (VAL’-ee) on a kidnapping conspiracy charge. He told jurors at Valle’s trial in federal court in Manhattan that Valle claimed he did not really enjoy talking to people about kidnapping, killing and eating women.

Foto says that when he asked Valle why he thought he was being arrested, the officer said he believed it was for conspiracy to commit murder or attempted murder.

The testimony came as the government winds down its case against the 28-year-old officer. Valle contends it was all fantasy and he intended no harm.

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