Cannibal’ cop XXX-hibit A
Lawyers want to show this shocking photo
- By BRUCE GOLDING
- Last Updated: 4:26 AM, January 30, 2013
- Posted: 1:59 AM, January 30, 2013
Lawyers for an accused cannibal cop want this woman served on a platter . . . for potential jurors.
The twisted photo of the hogtied, nude blonde — lying prone on a serving tray, with an apple stuck in her mouth — is among three shocking images that the defense wants to show would-be panelists for the upcoming trial of Gilberto Valle.
Another pic submitted by lawyers for the deviant cop shows a buxom brunette who is bound, gagged and tied to a spit over an open fire in a wooded clearing.
Off to the side, a man who is shielding his face from the camera appears to be turning the naked woman over the flames.
HOGTIED: Lawyers for accused cannibal-plot cop Gilberto Valle want to show potential jurors this photo and two others to test their nerves.
The third is a cartoon of a nude woman partly submerged inside a clear, bubbling pot of vegetables atop a stove being tended by a mustachioed cook wearing an apron and hunting cap.
“Well Karyn you seem to be cooking up quite nicely . . . Your guests are going to get a very special dinner tonight,” the chef says in a dialogue balloon.
The cartoon woman’s face is obscured by a hot-pink rectangle — because Valle or someone else superimposed the face “of a real victim,” prosecutors alleged in court earlier this week.
The disturbing pics were submitted by Valle’s lawyers as part of a proposed jury questionnaire to help screen out people too squeamish to deal with the testimony and evidence at his upcoming trial.
The defense says potential jurors need to be “especially vetted,” in part because “at trial Mr. Valle will acknowledge that he has unusual, sexual fantasies which involve imagined acts of violence against women — a fetish that will be difficult for most jurors to comprehend.”
According to court papers, the images were given to the defense by prosecutors — after investigators seized them from Valle’s computer following his arrest last year for allegedly scheming online to kidnap, rape, torture, cook and eat women.
They were initially filed under seal, but were made public yesterday after a legal challenge by The Post.
”Because of this prosecution, Mr. Valle has been subjected to a level of embarrassment and mortification that is impossible to articulate,” public defender Julia Gatto wrote Manhattan federal Judge Paul Gardephe, in petitioning for details of a psychological exam to remain sealed.