Alleged 'Cannibal Cop' wrote about 'cooking' friend: prosecutors
Hours after a college classmate of accused "cannibal cop" Gilberto Valle testified Tuesday that he was a "nice, nonviolent guy" who brought his family to brunch with her last year, prosecutors at Valle's conspiracy trial unveiled a chilling two-page outline found on his computer for murdering the woman.
The Word file -- titled, unsubtly, "Abducting and Cooking Kimberly: A Blueprint" -- pinpointed a date last fall for her kidnapping, included a picture and personal details such as her ethnicity and underwear size, and listed eight to-do tasks such as getting duct tape to gag her and figuring out how to remove her DNA from his car's trunk.
"I just enjoy the thought of making her suffer, that's all," Valle wrote to a British contact screen-named Moody Blues in an extended series of Internet chats that included ideas for turning the woman's body parts into Yorkshire pudding or haggis, and a YouTube video of her cavorting in a pool with dolphins while on vacation.
Valle, 28, a six-year NYPD veteran, is charged in federal court in Manhattan with conspiring in Internet chats to kidnap, sexually terrorize and eat women and with misusing a police database. He claims it was all an elaborate role-playing fantasy in cyberspace among like-minded fetishists, and not serious.
The classmate, Kimberly Sauer, a University of Maryland graduate, was one of five women named in Valle's Web chats to testify so far. Others include a woman who turned him down for a date in high school, an 18-year-old softball player at his alma mater who never met him and his wife, who turned him in to the FBI in the fall.
Sauer, 29, a radio station marketer in Maryland, said she kept in touch with Valle after graduating in 2005, mainly through text messages. The banter was largely inconsequential chatter about work, sports and birthdays, she said -- although he got her home address by offering to mail a PBA courtesy card to help in police encounters.
At the brunch last July, Sauer said, Valle brought his wife and baby daughter. "It was fun," she testified. "We talked a lot about college friends."
But Valle, according to a July chat introduced by prosecutors, recalled it differently. "She looked absolutely mouthwatering," he wrote to Moody Blues. "I could hardly contain myself."
Sauer said she was in the dark about Valle's secret life until she got a Facebook warning from his wife last year. It seemed so "crazy" that she immediately texted Valle that his wife's Facebook page had been hacked. "Or you're trying to sell me into white slavery!" she added. "Hahaha!"
"Not that I'm aware of," he responded.
Under cross-examination, Sauer conceded that many details on the blueprint -- including her last name -- were false, which the defense says shows Valle was playacting. She also conceded he was never abusive toward women.