AP TELEVISION -- AP Clients Only
New York -- Feb. 25, 2013
1. Tilt down on Thurgood Marshall Federal Courthouse
2. AP Photo of Elizabeth Williams Courtroom Sketch
3. SOUNDBITE: Julia Gatto / Defense Attorney (transcribed Below)
4. AP Graphic Gilberto Valle Trial
5. Various of AP Photos of Elizabeth Williams courtroom sketches
6. SOUNDBITE: Tiger Howard Devore / Psychologist (Transcribed Below)
7. Various of AP Photos of Elizabeth Williams Courtroom Sketches
OVERWRITE WITH SCRIPT HERE
INSIDE THIS FEDERAL COURTHOUSE..... EMOTIONAL TESTIMONY ABOUT WHETHER A NEW YORK CITY POLICE OFFICER PLANNED TO CARRY OUT THE KIDNAPPING AND CANNIBALISM OF WOMEN..... OR WHETHER IT WAS ALL HARMLESS SEXUAL FANTASY.
SOUNDBITE: Julie Gatto/Defense Attorney
"like we said in our opening argument...and we've been saying all along....this is a man who is accused of a crime he didn't commit."
GILBERTO VALLE (VALL-ee) IS ACCUSED OF ILLEGALLY USING A LAW ENFORCEMENT DATABASE..... AND CONSPIRING TO ENGAGE IN KIDNAPPING.
MONDAY -- HIS WIFE, KATHLEEN, STRUGGLED TO KEEP HER COMPOSURE AS SHE TESTIFIED ABOUT DISCOVERING EMAILS ON HIS COMPUTER SHOWING HE HAD DISCUSSED KILLING HER.... AND ABDUCTING.... TORTURING... AND EATING OTHER WOMEN.
PROSECUTORS SAY THE OFFICER PUT "VERY REAL WOMEN" IN JEOPARDY, BUT THE DEFENSE DISAGREES.
SOUNDBITE: Julia Gatto/Defense Attorney
"there has been no dispute.... Gil Valle participates in what is a very vibrant sub-culture on the internet of fantasy role-playing....he didn't intend any acts of violence....he didn't commit any acts of violence....all he done is thought some very bizarre thoughts...and shared them with others who share the same fetishes as him on the internet."
NEW YORK'S TABLOIDS HAVE DUBBED THE DEFENDANT "THE CANNIBAL COP."
SOUNDBITE: TIGER HOWARD DEVORE / PSYCHOLOGIST
for most laymen, they are going to think of it as cannibalism....but what it really is....is about consuming the flesh of the other....this can have a whole range of expressions....kissing....lip biting...biting of the ear....biting of the neck.....this is the thing that leads to consume the flesh of the intimate other."
THE 28-YEAR OLD DEFENDANT WAS ARRESTED AFTER HIS WIFE FLED THEIR HOME AND REPORTED HIS STRANGE BEHAVIOR TO THE F-B-I LAST YEAR.
IF HE'S CONVICTED ON THE KIDNAPPING CHARGE, IT COULD MEAN A POSSIBLE LIFE SENTENCE.
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